Florida Jet Ski Crash Severely Injures One in Gainesville, Florida (FL)
GAINESVILLE, FL- Mycbs4.com writes that a young woman who recently graduated from the University of Florida sustained severe injuries in a jet ski crash that occurred in Delray Beach. The victim suffered multiple traumatic injuries in the crash and is being treated at the Delray Beach Medical Trauma Center in the intensive care unit.*
Reports indicate that because of concerns regarding the coronavirus, the young woman’s family cannot be with the victim in the hospital. So far, the woman underwent two surgeries, which were successful.
Statistics seem to indicate that jet skis might be more dangerous than other types of boats or vessels. While only 1.5 of the twelve million registered recreational vessels in the country are jet skis, these smaller vehicles are involved in about one out of every five boating accidents each year.
Small personal watercraft such as jet skis do not provide the same protections as other larger vessels, and in the event of an accident, riders are at a greater risk of suffering injuries.
According to data published by the United States Coast Guard, about 40 people are killed annually in jet ski crashes.
The leading causes of such incidents include rider inexperience, reckless riding, the design of jet skis, alcohol, bad weather, and dangerous water sports. It is important to get proper training and a license to operate a jet ski. Jet skis present dangers, including the possibility of a crash between the jet ski and another vessel, but also from people falling from a jet ski. Many people fail to realize that these vessels can be difficult to operate and that a lack of experience can mean severe consequences.
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