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Boater who hit kayaker on American Lake found | Lakewood personal injury attorney

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3/22/2009
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Lakewood police have found the boater who hit a 14 year old kayaker on American Lake in a boating accident, leaving the boy critically injured.  After interviewing the boater, police said today the collision was not "intentional, negligent or reckless". 

14-year-old, David Kenny "DK" Ross, suffered severe head injuries.  His father also said doctors had to remove his ruptured spleen.  He's was in critical condition at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.

It's hard to imagine how the boat driver could not be at least negligent or even reckless.  The operator of a motor boat has a duty to:

  • Operate at a safe controlled speed for the situation in which you are boating, and any
    legally mandated speed requirements that there may be, such as a slow/no wake zone.
  •  

  • Take care to avoid careless, reckless or negligent boat operations--such as operating too closely to
    other vessels, boating under the influence, or operating at an unsafe speed for the given conditions.

  • See the Rules of the Road as they apply to boats and other vessels
    here.

    The Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC represents those seriously injured in boating accidents involving motorboats, sailboats, PWC, jet skis, Seadoos, and kayaks.  You can contact us at (425) 289-1990 in the Seattle / Bellevue area or at
    (253) 682-2000 in the Tacoma / Lakewood area.



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