If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    My Boats:
    Offshore Racing, Classic Magnums
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Toms River NJ

    Boat vs. Wave Runner ends in fatality

    A 19 year old man was killed on the Toms River Sunday when his wave runner slammed into a boat. Details are sketchy but it appears that there was some kind of "road rage", the boat and the wave runner had a verbal argument, both headed towards each other... and the guy on the wave runner lost.... Maybe someone could post a link to the Asbury Park Press article when it comes out.
    Another senseless tragic loss......

  2. #2
    Platinum Member Platinum Member laster's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1996 Progression 24LD
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Western Massachusetts
    I sure would like to hear the details behind that story. If the above is an accurate portrayal the waverunner operator is a candidate for a Darwin Award.
    Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way. B*tchin' about it ain't helpin'.

  3. #3
    Gold Member Gold Member Iggy's Avatar
    My Boats:
    '88 Formula F-206 LS
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Kissimmee, Florida
    The Press didn't have much on it.
    Here's what I found.

    Crash on Toms River kills personal watercraft driver

    Published in the Asbury Park Press 9/23/02
    PINE BEACH -- A personal watercraft driver died yesterday when his watercraft collided with a 20-foot boat, police said.

    The personal watercraft driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, said Point Pleasant Marine Trooper Tim Werder.

    Police would not release the victim's identity, age and hometown yesterday because his next of kin had not been notified. The accident happened around 2:40 p.m. on the Toms River.

    The driver of the 20-foot boat, whose name, age and hometown also were not released, was taken to Community Medical Center in Toms River with minor injuries, Werder said.

    Police are still investigating how the collision happened, Werder said, adding there was one witness who did not see the entire accident.

  4. #4
    Originally posted by MrOffshore
    Remember, accidents don't just happen, they're made to happen!
    Then why aren't they called "intentionals"? ..... This "incident" is a tragedy without question.... and I wouldn't be surprised to find out it was somehow alcohol related....

  5. #5
    I guess if everyone everywhere remembered everything they were taught all the time, the world would be much safer. EVERY person makes mistakes...and quite often. Think about the last time you lcouldn't find your car keys that were in your pocket. People make mistakes, even the smartest ones. Carelessness is subjective and obviously sometimes we have bigger lapses than others. Most of the time it has very little effect on our daily lives. Sometimes carelessness can cost you your life. The smartest, safest person in the world is at risk of this. Recklessness is somewhat of another story. Recklessness has to do with being Indifferent to or disregardful of consequences. It is these cases that I have a harder time understanding.

    "Want to see a cool trick?"
    "OK, hold my beer and watch this."

  6. #6
    VIP Member VIP Member Lucididee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Just seems like there has been too many boating accident in Jersey this summer. More then I can recall in the past.

Similar Threads

  1. wave runner
    By fountainguy214 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-18-2008, 07:49 AM
  2. LOTO Extreme Pontoon Boat Test Fatality
    By omerta one in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 10-27-2006, 01:04 AM
  3. Wave Runner Problems In Sarasota
    By SCRAPMAN1 in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-10-2006, 01:46 AM
  4. Check ou this wave runner!
    By TEAMBAJA in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-19-2005, 12:07 PM
  5. OT: Need Engine for Wave Runner
    By Hot Boat in forum General Boating Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-06-2002, 12:26 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Original Poster In Postbit provided by Original Poster In Postbit v1.0.0 (Free) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.