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Lake Charles, LA – 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Boating Accident In Calcasieu Ship Channel

Lake Charles, LA (July 3, 2019) – Local authorities have recently released the identity of the man who died during a boating accident along the Calcasieu Ship Channel on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Officials identified the victim as 34-year-old Joseph J. Bergeron, a resident of Sulphur.

According to the initial police, Bergeron and another occupant (unidentified at this time) had been riding the 23-foot craft southbound along the Channel. At some time around 3:30 AM, the boat slammed into a dredge pipe in the vicinity of Hackberry, and the resulting impact ejected Bergeron.

In an interview, a local guide claimed the crash occurred due to poor-quality lighting along the channel.

Authorities have confirmed the second person in the boat sustained non-life-threatening injuries. After the crash, emergency personnel transported this individual to the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital for further monitoring.

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Joseph J. Bergeron.  Our thoughts are with his family and the other injured victim at this time.

Boat Accident in Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles, LA – One Dead, One Injured After Boating Accident In Calcasieu Ship ChannelBoating is a fun pastime for many residents of Louisiana, but this activity can also be potentially dangerous. According to statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard, the majority of boating accidents occur as a direct result of distraction and inexperience with equipment, meaning inattention is a primary factor behind these tragic incidences.

If your loved one has died as a result of a boating accident, you and your family members may be entitled to compensation. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable wrongful death claims and boating accident cases. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have won a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.

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