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Old 09-04-2002, 02:27 PM
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I would like to read the news link if anyone has it.

Also seriously tell your friend to go ahead and get a experienced Lawyer and not to discuss the accident with anyone involved. Especially the other party, THEY WILL BRING SUIT, Having just been through a huge one myself.
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Old 09-04-2002, 02:30 PM
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27 Fountain,

He's already done exactly what you suggested
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Unfortunately, that probably won't stop the family from bringing suit against your friend. You should know by now that anyone can sue anyone for anything these days....... .
Only because we have low life, blood sucking lawyers that will take on anything for a buck.

Very sorry to hear this. Sad for all involved. We all could be in this situation every time out. I have to dodge them like crazy, but I never see one of them dodge me. I don't get it?
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Here's a link to today's article. http://pjstar.com/news/topnews/g118714a.html

This really stinks....Just makes all powerboaters, especially those with big boats, sound like irresponsible idiots!. Ok, I have to stop now because just reading the article makes me mad! Would love for the rest of you to read it and give your .02.

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Here is the link to the original article. You may want to read it too.
http://www.pjstar.com/news/topnews/g111216a.html
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Not every blood sucker is a low life, Doc.

I'll take bets right now that if a suit is filed, the driver of the Fountain not only prevails on the claim against him but prevails on his counterclaim for the damage done to the hull of his boat and props against the person killed. Alternatively, the suit will be dismissed or decided on summary judgment prior to any trial. Keep this one updated so that I know when to collect from the naysayers.
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Old 09-04-2002, 05:17 PM
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An exerpt from yesterdays pjstar article:
"The trio apparently had been jumping waves..."

Now from todays article:
"Arida said he was driving the family boat for about an hour when it hit a wake in the waves left by a boat in front of them. It flew in the air, and Arida oversteered as he tried to wrestle it down. "When we hit, that's when I saw the other boat."

Seems to me if you're jumping boat wakes you ought to be paying attention to where you are going to land and what's in front of you. The driver of the Fountain is a respected boater in these parts, and is well aware of the traffic in the area and to be on the lookout for PWC's. When the driver of another boat appears out of nowhere and put's his vessel right in front of you, what can you do????
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WTF.....
This little piece of **** is trying to push his giult onto an inocent party and because of ingnorance the reporter is going to print it. How is this at all the driver of the Fountains fault.
Sorry for being so opinionated on this but the real victim is the husband and wife in the biger boat who were driving along in a controled manner. Then some jackass who admittedly has lost control of his boat because he was jumping wakes (which I believe is illeagal!!!!!) jumps out infront of them.
I dont know who I want to choke more the reporter or the reporting.
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It is sad that the story is extemely one sided.... It almost makes it sound like the other driver is at fault ofr hitting him. The media can do amny good things, and as we can see in this case many bad things also.
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ChrisK,

You are correct; however, that is the reason for a "Letters to the Editor" section in most papers. Someone from OSO who knows both proper boating ethics, right of ways, etc.. should respond to disabuse the reporter of his improper notions. I will be happy to put ink to paper but someone needs to instruct me (a boatless tourist) on the proper ways of the water.
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