Cocoa Beach, FL – Girl Injured in Hit-and-Run Boating AccidentOrlando Legal News
Cocoa Beach, FL (July 5, 2020) – Around 12:21 p.m. on July 3, a girl was injured in a hit-and-run boating accident that took place on the water on Cocoa Beach.
The 14-year-old girl was swimming when she was struck by a boat that was traveling through the area. The boater did not remain at the scene of the accident.
Around 10:30 p.m. that night, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office located the boater responsible for the accident, and charges were filed.
The girl was transported to the hospital with traumatic injuries due to the collision.
Police confirm that the investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Boating Accidents in Florida
In 2018, it was reported that over 600 boat accidents took place in the state of Florida, leading to 57 fatalities and hundreds of hospitalizations. Boating accidents can lead to serious trauma in victims that can have an enormous impact on their lives on both emotional and physical levels. Especially in the case of a hit-and-run accident, boaters should be held liable for their negligent acts when somebody has been injured. It is important that you speak with a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you every step of the way.
Our Florida accident attorneys at Vaughan Law Group are dedicated to helping those in need after serious accidents involving boats. Though these accidents are not as common as other collisions in Florida, they should still be taken just as seriously. It is important that injured victims and their families speak with a boat accident attorney in Florida at (407) 648-1426 to find out what options are available for you.
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Disclaimer: At Vaughan Law Group, our attorneys wish to provide useful information to families who have found themselves in similar situations after an accident. We would also like to honor victims who have received injuries or have lost their lives in Florida accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.