• July 13, 2022

One Killed in Jet Ski Accident on Lake Austin in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- July 12, 2022, one person was killed as the result of an accident where jet skis crashed along Lake Austin near Big View Drive.

Preliminary reports indicated that the incident happened just after 6:00 p.m. on an area of Lake Austin off Big View Drive near River Place Country Club.

Right now, the exact cause of the crash remains unclear. Reports said that a collision involving a jet ski occurred, ejecting and injuring one person. Despite life-saving efforts, that person succumbed to fatal injuries.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Jet Ski Accident on Lake Austin

Folks often see a non-standard vehicle like a jet ski and think that makes getting answers incredibly complicated. That can sometimes be true, but most of the time investigators will need to answer similar questions.

Austin, TX Jet Ski Accident Kills 1 on Lake Austin near Big View Drive

For example, was this simple negligent operation? Was someone not paying attention to where they were going? Was someone intoxicated because a local establishment illegally over-served them? Was this some highly unusual situation resulting from a mechanical defect? Likely or not, looking into these possibilities can be crucial both for getting a grieving family the help and the answers they deserve. It remains to be seen if this terrible event is actually getting the attention it deserves.

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