Black Butte Reservoir watercraft collision seriously injures 3!

Legal news for California attorneys representing personal injury plaintiffs. A personal watercraft collision at the Black Butte Reservoir leaves three teens injured.

Tehama County Sheriff alerts California personal injury attorneys- personal watercraft collision at the Black Butte Reservoir resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Red Bluff, CA—A collision between two personal watercrafts left two friends critically injured at the Black Butte Reservoir. The accident occurred on Sunday, July 27, 2009, as reported by the Chico Enterprise-Record.

According to the Tehama County Sheriff’s Officials, Craig Robert Lohse, 19, of Glenn was reportedly driving the watercraft with another passenger on board, where it is believed he turned into the path of another oncoming watercraft. Lohse’s friend, Jamison Parker, 19, of Orland was driving the other watercraft when the collision occurred. Boaters who witnessed the accident reportedly pulled the two young men from the water and brought them to a nearby boat ramp. Both Lohse and Parker suffered severe injuries and were airlifted by helicopter to the Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment of their critical injuries. According to medical professionals treating Lohse, he has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and internal injuries in the wreck. Parker reportedly suffered broken bones. Franklin Krepelka, 19, of Chico, the passenger on Lohse’s watercraft sustained injuries but opted to seek medical attention on his own. The passenger aboard Parkers watercraft reportedly did not suffer any injuries. The Lohse family released a statement saying, “we ask that people please pray for Craig to recover, and we thank everyone for their prayers and support.”

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