Archive for May 2014

Todd Iwamoto Killed in California Delta boat accident

Todd Iwamoto, 40 of Mountain Home California, and his fishing partner (S.G.) were fishing in the BBT Delta/Wine – Delta bass tournament on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta on Old River near Brentwood, California on Saturday 19 April 2014. Their Ranger bass boat powered by what appears to be a Mercury Marine outboard motor is […]

Rex Chambers accident: outboard motor flipped in: Wheeler Lake AL

Rex Chambers and his fishing partner, Danny Pettus / Daniel Pettus of Madison, Alabama, were participating in the Homeland Security bass fishing tournament on Wheeler Lake, at Decatur Alabama on Saturday May 3, 2014. The were running in the 50’s (mph) headed toward the main channel, headed to Mallard Creek, when they hit a partially […]

Propeller Injuries Up 65 Percent in USCG 2013 Statistics

16 June 2014 UPDATE – According to corrected USCG statistics propeller injuries were actually slightly down. Below we will explain how the error was identified, corrected, and why we kept this post History of this Post We created and posted this article on 23 May 2014 based on the then recently released U.S. Coast Guard […]

USCG Releases Recreational Boating Statistics 2013

U.S. Coast Guard released their annual recreational boating accident statistics report on Wednesday May 14th. The total fatality count for 2013 was 560 deaths, the lowest number of fatalities on record. USCG reported 251 propeller accidents, 309 propeller injuries, and 24 propeller fatalities. We cover the huge spike in recreational boat propeller accidents, injuries, and […]

Legal Aspects of Social Media & Boat Propeller Accidents: DJ Laz example

Social Media posts, photographs, and videos from Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube, and others are becoming increasingly important in accident cases (auto accidents, workplace accidents, etc.). This post will focus more specifically on the legal aspects of sharing and social network Social Media with respect to boat propeller accidents, and […]

DJ Laz’s Facebook & Twitter accounts have been deleted / closed down

DJ Laz, a well known Miami, Florida area radio personality was operating a boat promoting Voli Spirits when it was involved in a fatal boat propeller accident on Sunday 4 May 2014. The next day, Monday 5 May he posted a message on Facebook and Tweeted condolences to the deceased man’s family and said he […]

Valdez v. DJ Laz / Lazero Mendez, et. al.

Ernesto Hernandez was killed by a boat propeller on Sunday 4 May 2014 near Key Biscayne Florida. The large boat involved was operated by a well known radio personality, DJ Laz (his real name is Lazero Mendez). We previously covered the accident in depth at DJ Laz Boat Propeller Kills Ernesto Hernandez. Ernesto’s mother (Maricel […]

DJ Laz Boat Propeller Kills Ernesto Hernandez

Ernesto Hernandez Struck by Boat Propeller Ernesto Hernandez, 23 of Hialeah, was among several who came to help push a large boat off a sandbar near Key Biscayne Florida on Sunday afternoon 4 May 2014. During the process, somehow he ended up behind the stern of the boat powered by four 350 horsepower Yamaha outboard […]