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Woman and Daughter from Hopewell Are Killed in Boating Accident at York River State Park

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Woman and Daughter from Hopewell Are Killed in Boating Accident at York River State Park

The death of a woman and a child at York River State Park this week again highlights the hazards boaters can face in Virginia.

Kimberly Marie Privette, 35, and her 9-year-old daughter from Hopewell in Virginia were trapped underneath of 20-foot recreational boat after it capsized, according to reports.

 Our deepest condolences go to the family of the victims after this tragic incident.

Few details are available about what went wrong at the state park near Williamsburg. According to media reports, Privette, her daughter, three family members and a friend went out fishing on the York River, between Croaker Landing and West Point on Tuesday.

According to the Daily Press, the boat started filling with water and overturned.  The victims were wearing life jackets, reports stated.

We have seen a spate of fatal boating accidents in Tidewater and North Carolina this year.

Three Are Killed in Two North Carolina Jet Ski Crashes

Two recent fatal jet ski accidents off the coast of North Carolina highlighted the serious dangers posed by personal watercraft to users.

I was shocked to read about the death of a 24-year-old man in Currituck Sound last weekend. Two jet skis collided on the water. Hayden Roy Martin Myer of Southern Shores died later of his injuries in a local hospital, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

The accident is still being investigated. The Pilot report suggested alcohol was involved in this crash and charges may be filed.

In May, a tragic jet ski accident claimed the life of a father and his son as they vacationed at an island in North Carolina.

Brunswick County authorities said John Wernowsky, 51, and his 10-year old son were riding on a jet ski when it crashed into the fishing pier at the Wildlife Resource Commission Boat Ramp at Sunset Beach. Both of them died from blunt force trauma.

If you lose a loved one on the waterways, a boat owner or a charter company may be liable. See our resources on boating accidents in Virginia and North Carolina for more details. You should always exercise extreme care when you are on the water. Never operate a boat or a personal watercraft after drinking alcohol.

If you have been injured on the water or if you have lost a loved one, call our maritime accidents team today at (757) 455-0077.

Bill O'Mara

 

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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