California personal injury – Coast Guard vessel crashes

Legal news for California personal injury attorneys. Five people seriously injured, one killed after boat collision.

California personal injury attorneys alerts- A Coast Guard vessel and a pleasure boat crashed during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights.

San Diego, CA—A Christmas watercraft parade turned tragic when a 33-foot Cost Guard vessel and a 24-foot pleasure boat collided for unknown reasons. A young boy was killed and five others were seriously injured during the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights around 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, December 20, 2009, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities reported five of the 13 people riding on the pleasure boat sustained serious injuries. An 8-year-old boy, who was also on the pleasure boat, was killed in the collision. None of the five people aboard the Coast Guard vessel was injured in the crash. The victims were rushed by responding emergency services to the University of California, San Diego Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The young boy was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital for treatment. Neither boats involved in the wreck were reportedly a part of the boat parade. Officials do not know how the crash occurred, or if the pleasure boat was a part of the spectators who came to the bay to watch the parade and fireworks. The sun had reportedly just gone down, and the weather was clear with a light wind when the fatal collision occurred. Police officials and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the tragic incident. The San Diego Harbor Police and the San Diego Fire Department responded to the boat crash.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for California personal injury lawyers.