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Virginia Men Indicted for Death of Boy in Boat Accident on James River

Two men involved in a Virginia boating accident that killed a 13-year-old Gloucester, Virginia (VA), boy have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to the Fox43tv.com and WAVY.com.

In May 2011, a Newport News Circuit Court grand jury indicted the two men. One man, age 58, was the father of the boy who died. He stayed in a hospital after the accident for serious injuries. The other man, age 48, was the operator of a commercial towing vessel that collided with a 19-foot bass boat the boy was riding on with his father.


The boat accident occurred in October 2010 on the James River in Virginia.  According to the news report, both boats were traveling at fast speeds.


This boat crash was a life-changing tragedy. The family of the boy might have to file a wrongful death case with the assistance of Virginia personal injury attorneys against the responsible parties to get justice for the losses.


To learn more about what to do if you or a loved one is hurt in an accident, check out our Frequently Asked Questions devoted to the subject.


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