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Ferry, Motorboat Crash On San Francisco Bay Claims Life

Ferry, Motorboat Crash On San Francisco Bay Claims Life

One of the two people injured recently in a boating accident on San Francisco Bay has lost his life, according to a recent ABC News report.

The deceased person was a 68-year-old man originally from Oregon, who had moved to the Bay Area to teach real estate appraisal courses. He suffered serious injuries when the power boat in which he was a passenger crashed into a Golden Gate Ferry in the San Francisco Bay.

A second passenger also suffered injuries, and both were taken by helicopter from the accident scene to a nearby hospital. The 68-year-old man died about an hour later. The other injured power boat passenger remains in the hospital, but no update has been released about that person’s condition.

The Coast Guard is still investigating the accident, but witnesses believe that speed may have been a factor. The five crew members aboard the ferry were tested for drugs and alcohol; all of them except the ferry captain, who is out on routine administrative leave, were back to work within a few days. None of the 500 passengers aboard the ferry were hurt, and the ferry itself was not seriously damaged.

If you’ve lost a loved one in a boating accident on any California lake, river, bay, or waterway, please don’t hesitate to contact a dedicated Bay Area wrongful death lawyer at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. We’ll help you determine exactly what happened and seek the compensation you need. For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us today at (800) 900-0863.