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Chaffee County, CO – Teen Killed n Boat Crash on Clear Creek Reservoir

By Burg Simpson
November 18, 2020
4 min read

Chaffee County, CO (November 18, 2020) – One teen lost his life following a boat accident on Monday. On November 16, the Colorado State Patrol responded to the site of an incident on the Clear Creek Reservoir.

Reports show that a 13-year-old male was out duck hunting on a boat with his friend. For unknown reasons, the boat capsized on the Clear Creek Reservoir, trapping the teen underwater. Wildlife officers were able to rescue the teen’s friend but were unable to locate him. After two days, officers located the deceased teen. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Boat Accidents in Colorado

Chaffee County, CO – Teen Killed n Boat Crash on Clear Creek ReservoirApproximately 650 people lose their lives annually in boating accidents across the United States. Although riding on a boat or any other watercraft can be enjoyable, it is imperative that it is done with extreme caution. Not paying full attention to your surroundings can be life-threatening. We see our fair share of fatal accidents here on the water in Colorado.

Some of the most common causes of collisions include driver inattention and those who act recklessly while behind the wheel. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another person’s actions, you should reach out to a team of competent, aggressive, and knowledgeable Colorado wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible to see what legal options are available for you. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Working with an effective, aggressive, and reputable legal team will help to ensure your family is in the best position to recover after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one due to a negligent driver. Since 1977, Burg Simpson has provided nationwide legal representation to families who have lost loved ones in boat accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our accident lawyers in Colorado are passionate about fighting for peoples’ legal rights and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. If your loved one lost their lives in an accident, due to another driver’s actions, contact our attorneys in Denver, Colorado at (888) 895-2080 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to see how our team at can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve after the unexpected loss of a loved one.

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Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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