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How Is the US Coast Guard Working to Prevent New Jersey Boating Accidents?

As the warm weather months approach, the US Coast Guard is stepping up efforts to improve boating safety and prevent New Jersey boat accidents. In March, a Member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary wrote an article for Shore News Today regarding the importance of boating education courses in preventing boat accidents. How Can Boating Education Courses Help Prevent Accidents? There is much that goes into operating a vessel on the open water. Boat owners must first get their watercraft properly prepared for the boating season. This can involve making sure to equip the boat with necessary safety items, like lifejackets, and ensuring that the vessel itself is seaworthy, which could include making repairs and safety upgrades. In addition to getting their boat ready to go out on the water, vessel owners should make sure that they are prepared to safely operate a watercraft. One way to do this is…
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Hit and Run Injures Four in New Jersey Boat Accident

This past Labor Day weekend, four New Jersey residents were injured in a boat accident that the authorities are calling a case of hit and run. The police reports say what they believe was a ski boat hit another vessel and injured all four of its passengers. Both the men aboard the ship suffered from serious head injuries and are now in critical condition. The two women onboard were also injured, but the doctors say their injuries are not life threatening. Witnesses say that the boat approached extremely quickly and without warning, hit them, and then drove away before anyone had the chance to identity it. The police say that the area has a 15 mile per hour speed limit. Clearly, the unknown boat was traveling much faster than that. Police and other authorities have been on the lookout for any boats with damages, but have not yet located the…
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Sparta Hit-and-Run Boating Accident Injures Three

According to NJ.com, a 23-year-old man was recently arrested in connection to a Sparta hit-and-run boating accident that led to injuries. The accident occurred on June 14, when the man’s boat allegedly struck a pontoon on Lake Mohawk, injuring three people. The man allegedly fled the scene of the accident before authorities arrived. The suspect was charged with endangering an injured victim, leaving the scene of a vessel accident with serious bodily injury and assault by vessel, NJ.com reported. He was apprehended several hours after the accident. One of the injury victims, 23, is the daughter of the Sparta Police Chief; she was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment after she was knocked unconscious during the collision. Two other victims were also transported to the hospital with head injuries and cuts. The accident occurred at around 12:50 a.m. Police were able to track the boat, which was borrowed from…
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