Friday, July 22, 2011

Newmark Resident Dies in Pyramid Lake Jet Ski Crash

Failure to give signals when making a right turn can lead to tragic crash even on waters.

In fact, a Newark resident was killed after his WaveRunner collided with a ski boat on Saturday at 1:40 p.m.

According to reports, Edgardo Gabriel Almaraz made a sudden right turn, causing his watercraft to crash into the 20-foot ski boat. He was found motionless after the accident while the other boat operator was able to keep himself afloat.

A US Coast Guard arrived and transported the two men to shore, reports said.

Paramedics administered CPR on Almaraz, but they were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 2:22 p.m.

Authorities found no traces of alcohol in the other boat operator’s body.

Los Angeles police officers commented that Almaraz might not have been paying attention when the collision occurred.

Failure to give signals when making a right turn happens mostly when the boat operator is distracted. Lack of attention while navigating the boat can trigger a collision with an approaching watercraft. Though the accident occurred on waters, police officers will still investigate the causes of events as if the men have driven on land.

If the other boat operator was not found guilty of Boating Under Influence (BUI), authorities may look into other factors that contributed to the collision. He may build a good defense to prove he was not negligent and he has not committed boating law violations.

The defendant may present witness statements, photos from the accident scene, and documents to prove his innocence. If he is successful in doing so, he will not have to pay expensive fines. The court may also reduce the amount of damages in the case.

For more information on boating accidents, you may consult with a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Your defense attorney will help you prepare legal defenses which may help you prove your innocence.  . Dial our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.