Mother and Child Killed in Hudson River Charter Boat Accident

A mother and her 7-year-old son were killed in a Hudson River charter boat accident. The pair who lose their lives were pard of a group of family members who were enjoying a river trip prior to the virtually incomprehensible tragedy.

Other people have been injured in the Hudson River charter boat accident:

  • The captain of the Hudson River charter boat was seriously injured in the accident as well. He is listed in critical condition at an area hospital.
  • In addition, two other passengers on the watercraft are said to be hospitalized in critical condition as well.
  • Other passengers on the boat at the time of the accident sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The deadly accident is the subject of an ongoing investigation. What is known at this time is that the charter boat was a 27-foot Yamaha vessel. The boat somehow overturned near the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Officials have not determined precisely how the boat overturned. There currently is speculation that the vessel may have got caught in the wake of a passing boat.

There has been growing speculation that the wake from another boat caused the vessel in question to capsize. NY Waterways, the operator of the doomed watercraft, has made an announcement regarding the speculation that a wake caused the disaster. NY Waterways denies that the wake from another boat caused the capsize. The company stated that the closest ferry was four minutes away from the doomed vessel and was not close enough to produce a wake.

In addition to the discussion of a wake causing the capsizing, some people with knowledge of the accident suggest weather may have been the primary cause of the disaster. There were some significant winds gusts on the river at the time of the deadly capsizing of the charter boat.

The Doan Law Firm boat accident lawyer team is monitoring the situation involving the Hudson River charter boat accident. Our firm regularly represents victims of boat accidents from across the accident. We understand the particular challenges of representing the rights and interests of people who suffer personal injuries in boat accidents and for the families of individuals who lose their lives in these types of tragedies.

New York Mayor Eric Adams has commented on the latest Hudson River tragedy:

Our hearts go out to a group of people who were just using the water in our city. This is a devastating moment for them and those who were part of the families that were there … The water is an enjoyable part of New York, but it can be a dangerous place.

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