Sanford, FL (January 13, 2020) - A boat collided with a drawbridge on the St. Johns River on Sunday, January 12th. The crash occurred near I-4 and just west of Lake Monroe.
According to Seminole County Fire Rescue, five people were aboard the boat when it crashed into the drawbridge. Rescue workers quickly arrived and transported three people to the hospital. At least one of the victims was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center as a trauma alert. None of the victims were identified and there is no update on their conditions at this time.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission also responded to the scene. No further details are available at this time.
We hope that those hurt in this crash on the St. Johns River make a complete and speedy recovery.
Florida is home to many bodies of water and has a warm climate year-round. This makes our state very attractive for boaters and those who enjoy being on the water. Although boats are typically associated with enjoyment, a tragedy can occur in a matter of moments. Boating crashes are quite common and often result in severe and even fatal injuries. Each boating crash will be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause.
Rubenstein Law is dedicated to serving individuals & families injured by the negligence of others. We know first-hand the heartbreak that can be left behind after an accident. In our news blog, we write about cases of personal injury relevant to our line of work, and we report on news of judgments and appellate cases that affect the rights of personal injury claimants. We feel a responsibility to raise awareness of the injury and tragic loss of life occurring across our state every day.
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