A 10-year-old boy died after a boat accident on Lake Lanier in Dawson County on Wednesday, July 6. The young boy was on vacation from Virginia with family and friends when the accident occurred.
Witnesses and law enforcement officers report that the child only had a minor bump on the forehead when witnesses hauled the young boy out of the water and onto the dock. It appears that the boy and his older brother were on the lake when the older brother ran the younger brother over by his Jet Skis. Witnesses believe that the younger child may have fallen from his Jet Ski.
The child was drifting in and out of consciousness as he was transported to Scottish Rite Hospital where he died. The hospital called his fatal injury “blood loss from internal injuries.”
Boat accidents, similar to other motor vehicle accidents, can cause significant, even fatal, personal injury such as bone injuries, brain injuries, spine injuries and burn injuries. In this case, it appears that the boy may have suffered a serious head or brain injury in the collision with the other watercraft.
This boat accident is still under investigation. This tragedy serves as a reminder to all in Georgia to exercise extreme caution when operating all motor vehicles, even boats and Jet Skis. If you or a loved one is injured in an unfortunate accident, don’t hesitate to speak to the top personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale.