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Boat overturns in the Colorado River east of Austin

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Officials in Travis County responded to the call of an overturned boat in the Colorado River west of Austin Friday evening.

According to Austin- Travis County EMS Twitter Page, the accident occurred at about 5:53 p.m. Friday near the Volente Beach Resort and Waterpark

The three occupants on flipped watercraft were assisted by witnesses on another passing boat. No injures were sustained as a result of the incident and officials were called off the scene before their arrival.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an offshore accident, call the Austin offshore accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Swimmer hospitalized after being struck by boat

AUSTIN, TX – According to the Austin American-Statesman, an adult individual has been hospitalized after being hit by a boat near Mansfield Dam Park while swimming on Wednesday morning.

Emergency paramedics responded to the scene at 4370 Mansfield Dam Road, near Lake Travis, at 9:49 a.m.

The victim was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries.

The incident is still being investigated.

Our firm understands the many struggles that people face after offshore accidents, and we do all that we can to help you bring some normalcy back to your life or as close as possible to that. We can discuss your legal options with you when you call (512) 456-9471 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.


Child injured after being struck by jet-ski

NACOGDOCHES, TX – A 10-year-old child had to be lifeflighted to a Fort Worth hospital on Wednesday after being struck by a jet ski at Lake Nacogdoches.

The Nacogdoches police department responded to a report of a boating accident on the west side of the lake at around 7:10 p.m.

After investigations by the Texas Game Wardens and law enforcement, it is believed that the child was was struck by another individual operating a jet ski near the bank and then fled the scene.

Later, law enforcement personnel found the jet ski abandoned on the west side of the lake.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Our firm understands the many struggles that people face after offshore accidents, and we do all that we can to help you bring some normalcy back to your life or as close as possible to that. We can discuss your legal options with you when you call (512) 456-9471 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.


Search For Capsized Boat Crew Members Resumed

The search for the two lost boat crews members were resumed on January 15, 8:00 AM, according to a January 16 article by ABC 13.

They were crew members from the boat Pappy’s Pride who were lost after it crashed into the tanker Bow Tanker. However, the search were halted on the night of January 14 due to dense fog. By 8:00 AM Wednesday, search parties were able to resume recovery operations. Cruise ships were told not to dock to port as these were ongoing.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

One Dead, Two Missing After Boat And Tanker Collision

A member of a fishing boat crew was killed and 2 others were still missing after their 81-foot craft collided with a 600-foot chemical tanker, according to a January 15 article by OA Online.

The incident happened in the afternoon of January 14, near the entrance to Galveston Bay, just off the Texas coast. The fishing boat Pappy’s Pride capsized after crashing into the tanker Bow Fortune. Two of the fishing crew members were rescued and turned over to paramedics. However, the search continued until January 15 for the two other crew members. Unfortunately, the Galveston Beach Patrol said one of the rescued members died shortly.

Consequently, around 500 feet of containment booms have been deployed around the overturned fishing vessel that were carrying around 14,000 gallons of diesel. Because of this, teams ashore were performing shoreline impact assessments. According to the US Coast Guard, the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.