Virginia Beach Jet Ski Explosion Injures Teen

We have written a lot in the past about the dangers of jet skis on the waterways of Virginia and North Carolina.

An alarming incident over the weekend when a jet ski exploded in Virginia Beach provides another timely reminder of the risks.

Virginia Beach Fire Department has started an investigation after a jet ski exploded near Indian Cove Campground in Sandbridge Road on Sunday afternoon, according to media reports.

Emergency dispatchers were called out to a boat explosion when they treated a male victim with injuries who was in the water. The victim was reported to be a teen.

WAVY.com reported the comments of Robert Helfant who said the rider pushed a button that caused the jet ski to exploded and propel him 30 feet in the air.

Virginia Beach Fire Department District Chief Barakey confirmed paramedics took the teenager to a local hospital. There were no further details on the extent of his injuries.

Our thoughts are with this teen. We hope he makes a fast recovery.

In 2014, two women suffered serious burns when a jet ski exploded on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach.

The recent accident highlights the fact jet skis can pose an explosion danger as well as being dangerous craft to use on the water. Those who use them often ride too fast and don’t realize the lack of protection they have on a personal watercraft.

If a jet ski explodes and you are injured, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against a manufacturer.

Personal watercraft (PWC) regulations in Virginia are outlined by Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

If you are riding a jet ski, it’s very important to comply with the rules or you could be involved in a collision which will leave you seriously injured or claim your life. You could also kill another boater if you are behaving recklessly on a jet ski.

See this recent blog on jet ski accidents in Virginia for further information. If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident call our Virginia jet ski injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Bill O'Mara

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