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All Posts in Category: boating accidents


30 Hurt in Cruise Ship Crash

Posted by Mary Lightman on 23 Jun, 2015

download (12)Nineteen passengers and three crew members on a cruise ship carrying European tourists bound for Ontario, Canada were injured when the vessel crashed into a lock wall. The ship hit the wall while entering a lock on the St. Lawrence Seaway, which is located in Northern New York State.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the 286-foot Saint Laurent which was headed from Montreal to Toronto struck a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in Massena. Most of the 273 people on board the ship were mainly French and Swiss nationals.

The cruise ship’s operating line, Fleet Pro, based in Miami, is owned by Adventure Read More


Unexplained Boating Accident Leaves Two Injured

Posted by Mary Lightman on 08 Oct, 2014

Local authorities closed a section of road early Friday morning while the investigated the scene of an accident that involved two police cruisers. The two cruisers collided as they were responding to a report of an abandoned vehicle that matched the description of a stolen truck and trailer. While making a U-turn the second cruiser T-boned the first vehicle. Both officers sustained injuries from the collision, one was treated and released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital.  The second officer was transported to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston where the officer… Read More


Unexplained Boating Accident Leaves Two Injured

Posted by Mary Lightman on 06 Oct, 2014

A boating accident that occurred Friday has left two people injured. The Coast Guard responded to reports of the accident on Shem Creek. Apparently two twenty foot boats somehow collided, and the resulting collision inflicted head injuries on two people. Coast Guard officials have reported that the Department of Natural Resources has begun an investigation into the incident. The two injured individuals were transported to Medical University of South Carolina by local EMS crews who were standing by at Magwood Dock.

It doesn’t matter where an accident happens, on the road, in the home… Read More


Jet Ski Crash Involved Drunk Rider

Posted by Mary Lightman on 19 Sep, 2014

Darlene Barron, a 47-year-old woman from Westminster is currently being charged in a jet ski collision that sent herself and five other victims to the hospital.  On August 31st, just after 6:30 pm, Barron was driving her jet ski near Cane Creek Landing on Lake Keowee.  It was at that time that her SeaDoo Jet Ski struck another jet ski.  Investigators to the crash arrested Barron and charged her with, among other things, boating under the influence with great bodily harm.  Barron is currently out on$10,000 bail.  “I’m sorry, but I have nothing to say” was all she informed reporters as… Read More


Injury Returns Cruise Ship to Port

Posted by Mary Lightman on 20 Aug, 2014

A Carnival Cruise ship was forced to return to port after a passenger was deemed to require immediate medical attention. Charleston County EMS as well as local Firefighters responded to the call for assistance and removed the passenger who had suffered what they described as a “minor” injury. The cruise ship then left Charleston harbor to return to its planned route heading for the Bahamas. It is scheduled to make its first port of call on Friday, suffering no delay to its itinerary.

Not all accidents happen at home or on the road. Accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. Regardless… Read More


South Carolina Teen Dead in Boating Accident

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 02 May, 2014

lighthouseA South Carolina teen was killed April 17 in a boating accident that caused at least two fatalities and that left two others missing. The 17-year-old was aboard a 21-foot boat that was discovered with the stern partially submerged on a reef on Lake Erie. A private boater identified the first body and the U.S. Coast Guard found the second, while two boat occupants remained missing and searches were being held.

WBTW reports that the South Carolina teen was on a trip with her family for spring break when the incident occurred. Unfortunately, she is likely not the only South Carolina resident who will… Read More


Pop Icon Usher’s Stepson In Critical Condition Weeks After Another Lake Lanier Boat Accident Kills Two Children

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 10 Jul, 2012

Seattle BoatingYour Charleston accident attorneys have taken notice that the media outlets large and small, as well as all major social media platforms, have been abuzz following a jet ski accident involving the former stepson of pop icon, Usher. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the 11-year-old boy, son of Usher’s ex-wife, remained in critical condition as of Monday afternoon, noting that various entertainment news sources have indicated the boy has suffered a traumatic brain injury, and left him with irreversible loss of brain function. Those claims concerning the child’s… Read More


Before the Ink Dries on the Last Post Concerning South Carolina Boat Accidents, There are Two More to Discuss

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 02 Aug, 2011

Boat WreckIt was just last week when your Charleston auto accident lawyers commented on a couple of boat accidents in South Carolina, and between the time that that entry was being thoroughly thought through and written and now, there were two more boat accidents reported across our wonderful State. But, unlike like the last entry concerning boat accidents, the ones discussed today do not feature uplifting accounts of successful rescues, rather they deal with the consequences one could face if deciding to boat under the influence of alcohol (BUI).

The accidents will be discussed in the order that they… Read More


Recent Boat Accidents in South Carolina and Considerations for Those Involved in Similar Incidents

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 27 Jul, 2011

BoatsLiving in the Charleston area, your South Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys are no strangers to boats, boating, and all the other various forms of water activity. Also, everyone working at the Howell and Christmas, LLC law firm thoroughly enjoy the seafood that comes from our scenic coast and waterways. But, it often is forgotten that a lot of hard work is done by local fisherman to get that fresh, delicious seafood to our local grocers, restaurants, and ultimately our stomachs. Fishing is an industry that exemplifies the risk-reward philosophy, fisherman take great risks to reap… Read More


The Carnival Cruise Line Faces More Lawsuits from Passengers’ Slip and Fall Injuries

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 30 Jun, 2011

Seagull and ShipRecently, your South Carolina personal injury lawyers learned of three lawsuits being filed against the Carnival Corporation, owners and operators of the Carnival Cruise Line. Earlier this summer, we posted a blog regarding Carnival Cruise Lines, wherein we discussed a handsome sum that was awarded by a jury to the victim of a slip and fall accident, as well as a serious watercraft accident that killed one jet ski rider and injured another. As was mentioned, there are new suits being filed against the cruise line, all of which deal with injuries relating to falls onboard vessels owned and operated… Read More