John Henderson, III, an 11-year-old Fort Worth boy was killed on Saturday afternoon. The boy was being pulled on an inner-tube behind a boat on Lake Worth when he was hit by a personal watercraft pulling another raft. Witnesses said the boat and personal watercraft were trying to avoid each other when the accident happened, the man on the personal watercraft jumped into the water and pulled the boy to safety on the boat. No citations have been issued.
Although this case does not appear to be an alcohol-related event, it points out the dangers that we all need to be aware of while on local lakes and rivers. If you or a loved-one has been injured or killed as a result of a boating incident, call Montes Herald Law Group, LLP immediately to investigate the incident on your behalf. While police and game warden officials will usually do a very thorough job of investigating incidents where alcohol or drugs are suspected because criminal charges are often filed in those case. However, in cases where criminal charges are not anticipated, often times the police do not preserve all of the evidence you will later need to prove that even though the incident does not involve drugs or alcohol, that the person responsible for causing the incident was negligent, and is therefore legally responsible for the incident. Visit our website at www.MontesLawGroup.com for more information about our law firm and about Rachel Montes and Tom Herald.