Two separate boat accidents at upstate South Carolina lakes have made Labor Day Weekend 2014 a deadly one.
Media outlets are reporting that 6 were injured in a jet ski accident at Lake Keowee on Saturday, August 31, 2014, resulting in traumatic injuries for two adults. According to news reports, two adults were airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital to be treated for traumatic injuries. According to news reports, there were also children on board the jet skis and they all were treated for injuries. The accident occurred on August 31, 2014, at Lake Keowee in Oconee SC which is near Greenville SC. The jet ski accident occurred off of Cane Creek Landing Road near Seneca.
In a separate boat accident, this time on Lake Hartwell, media outlets are reporting that two children died when a boat in which they were riding capsized on August 31, 2014. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is leading the investigation. According to news reports, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office helicopter and dive team were also involved when one of the children could not be located immediately. The Anderson County Technical Rescue team was also present at the accident scene. The boat accident occurred on August 31, 2014, at Lake Hartwell in Anderson SC. There is no indication as to what happened to cause the boat accident to occur according to news reports.
Both of these accidents are tragedies for all involved and will have a life-long consequences.
Boat safety is a major issue, especially in the Upstate of South Carolina, where there are several major lakes that are frequently traveled. Serious personal injury can occur when watercraft, such as boats, or personal water craft, such as jet skis, are involved.
Located in Greenville SC, the personal injury law firm Thomas Creech Law Offices offers legal assistance to those receiving personal injury in a boat accident or jet ski accident. Personal injury attorney Thomas Creech is a native of Greenville SC, and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and its School of Law. As a lawyer, Mr. Creech worked as a judicial law clerk and then as a prosecutor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Greenville SC. He launched his own law practice in 2003 focusing on personal injury law. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children ages 9, 7, and 5. When not practicing law, Mr. Creech loves being outdoors with his family and loves being involved with youth baseball.