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Georgia Men Suffer Fatal Injuries Following Potomac River Speedboat Accident

November 11, 2016

Two Georgia Men Suffer Fatal Injuries Following Potomac River Speedboat Accident

Boating is a popular activity for many people living in Georgia and throughout the entire Southeast and East coast. Boating can be just as diverse as driving. With vehicles, you can drive a tractor trailer, passenger vehicle, pickup truck, or a motorcycle, among others. With boats, you could be traveling on a pontoon boat, a fishing boat, or a speedboat, among others. Because automobile accidents happen all the time, we tend to think boating accidents happen less. However, boating accidents do not always get the same attention as auto accidents unless the accident is catastrophic and newsworthy, as was the case with a recent speedboat accident involving two Georgia men.

Two Georgia men were participating in a speedboat event and competition on the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C, according to The Washington Post. The type of speedboat the two men were operating could reach speeds of up to 190 miles per hour, which is certainly faster than the cars that most of us drive today. As part of the speedboat competition, a radar gun was clocking each boat. The two men began to reach a higher rate of speed, and while their speedboat was being clocked with the radar gun, the boat suddenly flew into the air. It then flipped multiple times from one end to the other before crashing into the water, killing both men on board the speedboat.

Recent Accident Reveals the Dangers Associated with Speedboats

As with automobile accidents, the injuries associated with speedboat accidents can be devastating, often permanent, and sometimes fatal. We know this based on what we see every day and how strong the impact can be with any auto accident. With boating accidents, the water itself may not be as dangerous if the boat is not traveling at a high rate of speed. This does not necessarily mean that accidents cannot occur when a boat is stationary or traveling slowly, but we do know that the faster a boat is going, the greater the impact will be against the water if the boat crashes.

When traveling at a high rate of speed on boat, the impact with the water can be just has rigid and strong as concrete or slamming into a wall. As such, anyone involved in a speedboat accident is at risk for suffering severe injuries or even death, as was the case with the two Georgia men involved in the speedboat event. This tragic accident demonstrates that speedboat accidents can happen quickly, and there may not be time to avoid the devastating and catastrophic consequences.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

Whether you or a loved one has suffered injuries following any type of boating accident, you may find guidance in speaking with one of our Georgia Personal Injury and Boating Accident Attorneys. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, has more than 37 years of professional experience representing clients who have suffered severe injuries following an accident. Our Georgia Personal Injury and Boating Accident Attorneys also represent individuals who have lost loved ones after being involved in a fatal accident.

If you would like to speak with a Georgia Personal Injury and Boating Accident Attorney about your situation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333) to schedule your free consultation. You may also visit us online at to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Personal Injury

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