Lake Havasu, AZ – DUI Boating Accident Results in Serious Injuries

Lake Havasu, AZ – DUI Boating Accident Results in Serious Injuries

Lake Havasu, AZ (September 18, 2019) – One man was detained Monday evening after the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said he crashed a boat while under the influence.

Mohave County authorities responded to the crash on Lake Havasu shortly after 10:00 p.m. to investigate and assist injured victims.

According to police officials, 33-year-old Levi Brown was driving a boat with eight people southeast on Lake Havasu, approaching Site 5, when he struck a marked underwater peninsula and crashed. Several individuals were ejected into the water as a result of the crash, but all eight passengers were able to reach the shore.

One man and one woman suffered serious injuries and were transported via ambulance to the hospital, where they remain in stable condition.

Authorities said that alcohol and speed were factors in the crash and arrested Levi Brown for reckless operation of a watercraft, two counts of operating under the influence, and seven counts of reckless endangerment.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Boating Accidents in Arizona 

There are nearly 12 million recreational boats across the country, according to statistics published by the Transportation Bureau. But recreational boating can be hazardous. In fact, there were nearly 5,000 boating accidents across the country in 2008, with more than 600 fatalities and thousands of injuries.

These injurious accidents can cause financial strife, long-term physical issues, and emotional trauma, especially when these crashes occur at the hands of a negligent driver. If you’ve sustained injuries as a result of another party’s negligent actions, you should contact a personal injury attorney to safeguard your legal rights.

At ELG Law, our team of attorneys is dedicated to helping you get the justice you deserve after an accident. Our experienced, highly-skilled attorneys have spent years fighting for both victims and their families. Contact us to set up your free consultation at (623) 562-3838.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.