Boat Collision Draws Concerns from People in Kentucky, Ohio

Boating is a fun past-time that people enjoy throughout the late spring, summer and into the fall. Unfortunately, there are a number of hazards that can be waiting in the water. Some aren't even visible thanks to being underwater, which makes them particularly dangerous to boaters.

Hidden Boating Hazards in Ohio & Kentucky

Those hidden hazards are drawing concerns on the border of Ohio and Kentucky. Boaters in Ohio and Kentucky have become worried because of a serious accident in which a woman was killed on the Ohio River. According to the story from Aug. 22, the late-night accident occurred when the boat the woman was on allegedly struck a barge that was anchored in the river.

Police reported that they responded to the accident at around 10:45 p.m., close to the Limestone Clubhouse. They believe that the boat hit a barge that was in the river, which caused the driver of the boat to lose control of the vessel. The driver suffered severe injuries, and the 46-year-old passenger was killed.

Waterlogged Logs Causing Accidents

One of the major problems on the river is the number of waterlogged logs. These large obstacles can cause boaters to crash or sink due to puncturing their vessels. A large stump was seen in the river, which also poses a threat. By marking obstacles and hazards like these with reflectors or solar lights, it's possible that anyone boating at night would be able to see, and avoid, hitting them.

What to Do If You've Experienced a Crash

Boating is supposed to be relaxing and fun. If you're in a crash on the water and are hurt, you may be able to file a claim to have your medical expenses and other financial losses covered.

Source: WDRB, "Boaters concerned of large stumps in Ohio River after woman killed in late-night accident," Joel Schipper, Aug. 22, 2017

Reach Out To Us For Help

We work closely with our clients and offer vigorous representation both in and out of the courtroom. If you would like to learn more about our services, please reach out to our office today.

You can contact our lawyers in Louisville at 502-806-8711 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free.


Learn How We Can Help

Consultation with an Attorney

If you would like to speak with an attorney, reach out to us. You can call our firm at 502-273-5178 or contact us online.

The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any matter. The transmission and receipt of information contained on this website, in whole or in part, or communication with the Dixie Law Group, PSC via the Internet or e-mail through this website does not constitute or create a lawyer-client relationship between this firm and any recipient. You should not send any confidential information in response to this webpage. Such responses will not create a lawyer-client relationship, and whatever you disclose will not be privileged or confidential unless this firm has agreed to act as your legal counsel and you have executed a written engagement agreement with Dixie Law Group, PSC.