The West Seattle water taxi — the Rachel Marie — ran into the sea wall at Pier 50 on Sunday, injuring at least seven people of the estimated 78 people on board in the Seattle boating accident. The taxi was carrying many Seahawks fans who were headed to Qwest field for the game.
One person was thrown overboard but was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard reports The Seattle Times.
Most of the injuries were thought to be minor but several people were taken to the hospital.
The water taxi, which is operated by King County, makes 20 runs a day. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the boating accident but initial thought is that there was a mechanical malfunction.
When a person is injured in an accident that occurred as part of mass or public transportation, the municipality and third-party insurance companies may be liable for any injuries sustained including medical costs.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in boating accidents and motor vehicle accidents. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages including pain and suffering, medical costs and lost wages.
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