A boating accident involving an aluminum Jon boat and a fiberglass Master Craft ski boat occurred around 8:30 p.m. on the White River in Independence County. Although no one was killed, this incident reminds all Arkansas boaters that boating safety should not be ignored. According to the Batesville Daily Guard, in an article titled Collision Sinks Boat, Operator Arrested the driver of the ski boat was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated and several of his passengers had to be rescued from the water due to them not wearing life jackets.
For many Arkansas residents, spending time on the water in the summer is a yearly ritual. We need to remember that boating safety is the top priority so people do not get injured. Injuries caused by negligent boat operators are often serious and may involve issues requiring the assistance of a personal injury attorney.