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Two-Boat Collision in Plaquemines Parish, New Orleans


Commercial Boat and Bay Boat Accident Near Boothville-Venice

The Coast Guard has reported a crash between a 40-foot commercial boat and a 24-foot bay boat in the Plaquemines Parish waterway. The crash occurred on Saturday, February 16 th.

The accident occurred in the Mississippi River near the Baptiste Collette Bayou, around 10:45 a.m. The smaller boat sunk in the collision, throwing its four passengers overboard but resulting in no serious injuries (they were sent to Ochsner Medical Center in Terrytown after the accident). The commercial boat held eight crewmembers, who assisted the passengers of the other boat in the aftermath of the collision. The Coast Guard reached the scene soon afterwards. The sunken bay boat was left in the waterway after the accident, but no damages to the commercial boat and its crew were reported.

The cause of the collision is unknown as of Saturday, reports WWL TV.

New Orleans Personal Injury Attorney

Thankfully, the Plaquemines Parish boat collision is an example of an incident with little casualties. However, boat crashes can be just as dangerous as car accidents, in some events. The work of our experienced New Orleans personal injury lawyers at The Chopin Law Firm, LLC has resulted in settlements of past case of maritime injury. We are ready to help you next.

If you were injured in a boating accident, we may be able to help. Schedule your free consultation today via our online form, or give us a call at (504) 475-2429.