Boating Accident Kills Future Bride and Best Man

A boating accident took place on Friday night killing a bride-to-be and best man. The accident took place near the Tappan Zee Bridge near northern Manhattan. The incident happened when the boat slammed into one of the construction barges under the bridge. As a result, the female and male were thrown from the boat. 

The female’s body was found, but the body of the male is still unknown. Many of the passengers on the boat suffered intense head injuries. The boat ride was supposed to be a short ride through the Hudson River. The couple had gone to a restaurant with several friends and had gone on the power boat.

Unfortunately, there are several factors that may have caused the accident. The driver of the boat faces charges for driving while under the influence. In addition, poor lighting may have been a key factor to the crash. The barge was not lit up and other witnesses believed it to be dark. Another resident reported that having the barges on the waterway is an accident waiting to occur. Placing an object in a dark pathway can easily lead to a deadly crash.

Driving While Under the Influence

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous and illegal. Whether you are operating a boat or a car, you should never do so while impaired. Every year, thousands of people are injured due to drunken boating accidents and car crashes.

Poor Lighting and Hazardous Objects

In addition, many people are injured due to hazardous objects in the pathway. The city is responsible for maintaining public property in a way that keeps citizens safe. If the barges are dangerous and not lit up, they should not have initially been there.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you know was recently injured due to a drunk driver or a premises liability accident, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately. A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your accident.