Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed early Sunday in a boating crash in Miami, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The 24-year-old and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.
Two bodies were found under the vessel and a third was found on the jetty, according to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Marine Services Bureau.
It does not appear that speed was a factor and there was no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were a cause in the crash. None of the three victims wore a life jacket, and that the boat was owned by a friend of Fernandez’s.
Our South Florida Boating Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton help those who have suffered personal injuries or lost loved ones in boating accidents and collisions throughout the state of Florida. Many factors can contribute to a boating accident either on a privately owned vessel or on a personal watercraft, like a jet ski. Some of these factors include:
- Driver Inexperience
- Driver Error
- Operating A Boat Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Equipment Failure
- Bad weather and/or water conditions
If you have lost someone you love in a boating accident, we encourage you to call us today at 561-367-8777 for a free case evaluation. We can discuss your situation and go over all the options available to you. Our goal is to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately, and that includes working with insurance companies and other parties involved. We understand how hard these tragedies can be for a family, and can begin assisting you immediately.