Two Killed in Personal Watercraft Collision in Tampa


Two people have died after two personal watercrafts collided in Tampa.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a 42-year-old Tampa man was fatally injured when his watercraft collided Monday in the waters off Tampa with a watercraft driven by a 41-year-old Clearwater woman.

The man died at a hospital Monday.

The wildlife commission said the woman was critically injured in the crash and died Tuesday at a hospital.

Authorities are still investigating the crash.

Boats are not the only causes of water-related accidents in Tampa. Jet Skis and other personal watercraft vessels are often to blame. Many people view these pieces of equipment as toys, so they fail to take the necessary safety precautions, but the truth is, they can be quite dangerous when used incorrectly.

If you have been hurt by a negligent boater, or have been injured in a personal watercraft accident, our Tampa Bay Watercraft and Boating Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you understand your options. Contact us by calling 727-823-0000 or by completing our online contact form.

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