Earlier this month, two boats out on the Colorado River, in an area north of Lake Havasu, on the California and Arizona border, collided sending all passengers into the water. The first boat carried 10 people, while the second boat carried six passengers.
Just after the collision, good Samaritans boating nearby helped to pull several of the boat crash victims out of the water. As emergency response teams got to the area, two victims were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital. The seven others injured in the boating accident were taken to local medical centers.
Sadly, four victims went missing. Dive teams were brought to the scene to look for these remaining four. The search continues for Ventura resident Raegan Heitzig. According to ABC 7 News, the bodies of Kirra Drury of Ventura, Brian Grabowski of Tulare, and Chrisi Lewis of Visalia were all recovered after the accident. A candlelight vigil was held in Oxnard for the victims.
The cause of this boat crash and the resulting deaths remains under investigation. Investigators will work to determine the exact cause of this wrongful death accident. If it is determined that one of the boat drivers caused the crash, perhaps because the driver was driving the boat in a negligent way or driving the boat while intoxicated, the family members of the victims can bring a wrongful death claim against the driver at fault. A wrongful death claim can help the families of those killed in this accident receive financial compensation as they deal with the effects of this tragic accident.
The California wrongful death lawyers a Walch Law handle many types of California wrongful death cases, including those that occur as a result of car and other types of accidents. We are always available for a free consultation to help you determine your options. We can be reached at 1-866-465-8792 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.