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Duke WR Suffered Head Injuries in Lake Tillery Boating Accident

Duke University sophomore wide receiver, Blair Holliday, was injured in a boating accident on the Fourth on Lake Tillery.  After the incident, Holliday was flown to UNC Trauma Center.

The incident involved two jet skis and Holliday’s teammate Jamison Crowder.

Lake Tillery is an hour east of Charlotte, just south of Uwharrie National Forest and about an hour south of the Triangle.

Serious Boating Accident Attorneys

When you or someone you know have been injured in a boating accident, the experienced boating accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower are ready to fight for you.  Browse our website, and compare our credentials with those of attorneys at any other firm.  Then, call us at 877-374-5999 or contact us at this link for a private consultation. Our practice spans the Carolinas, we can come to you.

Most Dangerous Craft on the Water – SC NC Boat Accident Lawyers

Boating, when proper care is taken, is a fairly safe activity, but you still might wonder what the most dangerous boats on the water are.  The most accident prone watercraft in order are:

  1. Open motorboats – 2,220 deaths and injuries per year
  2. Personal Watercraft (PWC) – 1,049 deaths and injuries per year
  3. Cabin Motorboats – 336 deaths and injuries per year
  4. Canoes and Kayaks – 200 deaths and injuries per year
  5. Pontoon Boats – 127 deaths and injuries per year

The most dangerous contributing factors were found to be (although 1860 annual deaths and injuries were attributable to other causes):

  1. Operator inattention – 628 deaths and injuries per year
  2. Careless Operation – 552 deaths and injuries per year
  3. Passenger or Skier Behavior – 492 deaths and injuries per year
  4. Excessive Speed – 473 deaths and injuries per year
  5. Alcohol – 391 deaths and injuries per year

The most dangerous bodies of water, as measured by number of accidents, were:

  1. Lakes, ponds, reservoir, dams, and gravel pits – 2,409 annual accidents (340 deaths/1,814 injuries)
  2. Rivers, streams, and creeks – 1,088 annual accidents (153 deaths/845 injuries
  3. Bays, inlets, sounds, and harbors – 657 annual accidents (75 deaths/407 injuries)
  4. Open water – 138 annual accidents (51 deaths/149 injuries)
  5. The Great Lakes – 106 annual accidents (34 deaths/64 injuries)

The source of all of these statistics is the US Coast Guard Boating Safety Accident Report.

Boating Accident Lawyers

When you’ve been in a boating accident, the experienced boat accident attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower are ready to fight for you.  Browse our website, and compare our credentials with those of attorneys at any other firm.  Then, call us at 877-374-5999 or contact us at this link for a private consultation. Our practice spans the Carolinas, we can come to you.