Woman Recovering After Severe Boat Crash Injuries
COLUMBIA, SC- Wistv.com writes that a woman who suffered severe injuries in a boat crash four months ago is now recovering from the horrific ordeal. The woman and her husband were on a pontoon boat when another vessel struck them. The crash killed the woman’s husband and severed her leg.* The woman’s daughter, who was also on the boat, sustained a head injury.
The victim was recently fitted for a prosthetic and is now learning to walk again. After intense physical therapy, she is progressing and able to regain mobility.
The victim’s daughter says that her mother is an inspiration. The loss of her husband and the terrible injuries have not caused her to lose her positive outlook. The family is now working to raise boat safety awareness, and the daughter stated that people often fail to realize how dangerous boating can be if people are not cautious and responsible.
The 53-year-old man operating the boat that struck the family is facing three counts of boating under the influence. The two people on the speed boat, including the driver, did not reportedly suffer any injuries at the time.
Both boats were reportedly moving when the incident occurred.
Officials stated that boating is common in the state throughout the year thanks to the warm weather. It is important for boaters to remain alert, and of course, sober while operating their vessels.
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Sources:https://www.wistv.com/2020/01/09/chapin-woman-severely-injured-deadly-lake-murray-boat-crash-pushes-forward/ and https://www.wistv.com/2019/09/23/bond-denied-man-charged-with-bui-officers-reconstruct-deadly-crash-lake-murray/