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Boaters Injured When Driver Speeds Through Wake

What Happened:

Seven boaters were injured at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri (MI).  The driver and six passengers were hurt by the boat slamming from side to side after going over a wake. Five passengers were taken for treatment of minor to moderate injuries.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

As an experienced Virginia (VA) boat accident injury attorney I know that a day out on the boat can turn tragic quickly.  From watching the video it looks as if the driver may have been going too fast.  Boat drivers should slow down when crossing wakes so they don’t injure passengers.  Boating laws require safe operation of the boat and are designed to keep people safe. If the boat captain violates these laws, they could be held liable for any injuries or loss of life that results in an accident.


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