Webb, NY (September 13, 2020) – On Saturday night, September 12, two boats were involved in a serious boating accident on Fourth Lake in Webb.
A firefighter confirmed that the accident took place where the Fourth Lake goes into the Third Lake. One man, identified as 42-year-old Scott Del Medico was operating a pontoon boat along with his 6-year-old son as well as a friend, his 6-year-old son, and his elderly father.
22-year-old Carter Lawrence was operating a ski boat and struck the pontoon. Lawrence was allegedly operating the ski boat while intoxicated. He was charged with operating a vessel while intoxicated and vehicular assault. He was not injured in the accident.
Del Medico was not injured but his 6-year-old son, his friend’s 6-year-old son, and the elderly man were all seriously injured and airlifted to University Hospital. All three are currently in critical condition. One other person was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident at this time.
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Boating Accident in New York
Though boating accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents in New York, they are known for bringing traumatic injuries. Approximately 600 people were killed and over 2,500 people were injured in one year in the U.S. Being injured in a boating accident can have a major impact on your life and leave you feeling helpless. This is especially true if you believe that the party who caused your accident was boating while intoxicated, speeding, or disobeying other rules of our waterways. It is essential that you seek the help of a New York boating accident attorney as soon as possible after an accident caused by another party.
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