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Sadly there was a nasty collision between a jet ski and a power boat in the Baltimore area, woman rider of the jet ski was badly injured.

I found 4 stories depicting the accident almost word for word, except this one!

Take a guess at the wording difference in this report? :angry1:

Early this evening, a cigarette boat hit a jet ski on Riviera Beach.

Fire Chief Cox says at 8:18 p.m. this evening the Anne Arundel Fire Department were dispatched to Harlem Road and Bay Drive in Pasadena.

Cox says a 45-year-old woman has sustained life-threatening injuries and has been transported to Shock Trauma.

The Department of Natural Resources Police are investigating this accident.




The other 3 reports said a power boat, not a cigarette boat, hit the jet ski.

Honestly the operator of the jet ski should not have been out on the water at 8:15.

Remember, jet skis do not have running lights! It is dusk at 8:15 in the area of the accident!
 

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Here is the story as reported in the other 3 news releases.


A woman suffered life-threatening injuries from a blow to her head last night when the personal watercraft she was riding was hit by a powerboat on Stony Creek near Riviera Beach.

She was struck at dusk, just after 8 p.m., said Division Chief Michael Cox, a county Fire Department spokesman. The woman is 45 years old, he said.

The accident happened out on the water between the Stony Creek Bridge and the mouth of the creek at the Patuxent River, said Sgt. Ken Turner, a spokesman for the Maryland Natural Resources Police, which handles water-related incidents.

After the accident, another boat out on the creek picked up the woman and took her to the shore, Chief Cox said. The county Fire Department immediately sent units out to the scene.

She was flown by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to be treated for life-threatening injuries.
 

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On a separate but related subject. Many Maryland members will recall a similar accident on the Elk River involving a power boat and a jet ski last summer.

In that case, the operator of the power boat could be facing some serious problems! Here's that story.

A Cecil County grand jury has indicted a New Jersey man on charges of manslaughter in the death of a 21-year-old Philadelphia woman during a boating accident on the Elk River last summer, authorities said.

Mark D. Rosati, 51, of Mount Laurel has been charged with manslaughter by vessel, homicide by vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel in a reckless or dangerous manner, reckless operation and negligent operation.

The Cecil County Sheriff's Office served Rosati with the indictment Monday. He was released on personal recognizance, authorities said.

Rosati was operating his 42-foot power boat with five passengers aboard July 21, when it collided with a personal watercraft. Kristy Lynn Szewczak, a passenger on the smaller craft driven by Christopher J. Leight Jr., 30, of Warminster, Pa., died of her injuries at Christiana Hospital in Delaware
 

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I recall a story from just last season where a DRUNK jet ski operator collided with another pwc on the Sassafras. In perfect hillbilly fashion, most of the on-lookers including the father of the teenage girl that was operating the other ski worked together to cover up for the guy including having him leave the scene.
 

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I must admit ---- I HATE RECKLESS PWC OPERATORS !!!!!

About 70% of these people are attentive and obey all the rules on the water, but a good portion (about 30% in my opinion) are oblivious to their surroundings and think that they are the only vessel on the water. And when you have to swerve or pull back on the throttle to avoid hitting them, they know they almost got hit, but will not give you a "I`m sorry" wave or even look at you.

Just last weekend, I encountered the same woman 3 different times in a 30 minute span. I had to take evasive action each time or I would have run over her. I tried to wave her over and offer some life-saving advice (she must have been a pwc rookie), but she would never look my way ... duh !
 

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I must admit ---- I HATE RECKLESS PWC OPERATORS !!!!!

About 70% of these people are attentive and obey all the rules on the water, but a good portion (about 30% in my opinion) are oblivious to their surroundings and think that they are the only vessel on the water. And when you have to swerve or pull back on the throttle to avoid hitting them, they know they almost got hit, but will not give you a "I`m sorry" wave or even look at you.

Just last weekend, I encountered the same woman 3 different times in a 30 minute span. I had to take evasive action each time or I would have run over her. I tried to wave her over and offer some life-saving advice (she must have been a pwc rookie), but she would never look my way ... duh !
Which is why I really find it difficult to relax and have a few beers on the water at any time. You just never know if your going to hit some moron who cuts you off and if that happens I don't want to be found liable because i drank a couple of beers at the cove. :dead1:
 

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I was slowing down goin into a bay to look for a space to tie up and guy with a little kid on ski came in right behind me and jumped my wake which was huge because i slowing down. He was less than 10 feet from me.. He came around again slow and I told him he should never be that close to my boat. He basically told me to F off and go drink a beer.. He told me to calm down because it was his first day on the water.. That was obvious.. then his daughter who probably wasnt even 12 years old came in on another jetski screaming at him.. He paid no attention to her.. What a dumbass. Goes to show there are stupid people young and old. Some people have no place on the water.
 

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They're not called 'lake lice' for nothin. When one of them starts getting too close I just stop. If they don't have a wake to jump they usually go away. It gets to be a pain in the a$$ though.
 

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I usually don`t even have to say anything to jet skiiers getting too close or cutting me off ---- my wife usually stands up and gives them a one-finger wave. She`s nice like that. :)
 

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They're not called 'lake lice' for nothin.


A syndicated radio personality was bragging about his escapades with a rental PWC on a recent vacation. He harassed some people in a row boat and some others in a motor boat. This idiot might be great at the "fair tax" if you know who I'm taling about, but he is a moron PWC operator by his own admission.
The motor boat should have run him over.



I have an uneasy feeling if I were riding a bicycle on a roadway. That is the same feeling I would have riding a PWC. Any PWC operator should have that same level of caution since everything around them is bigger and can run over them. my .02 cents.
 

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I'm have an uneasy feeling if I were riding a bicycle on a roadway. That is the same feeling I would have riding a PWC. Any PWC operator should have that same level of caution since everything around them is bigger and can run over them. my .02 cents. [/B]


This is great advice, but sadly is mostly unheaded. I learned long ago to give all PWC operators a very large area when I'm overtaking them. They just love to crank a turn without looking first. Just irritates me to no end. And I'm willing to bet that's what happened here.
 

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I started riding stand ups 20+ years ago now. Just like every group...good and bad, responsible and idiots. I do fear tying in with this bunch though because admittedly the majority SUCK!!!!! Back in the day there was a learning curve to ride a standup. 25-35 hp or whatever they started as and you didn't even use full throttle until you learned to ride the thing. NOW head to the dealer or rental yard...65-70 mph right out of the box on a 3 seater sit down.....OH OH I can't steer when I let off the throttle to avoid whatever... :eek:
SAD and sympathies to all involved. But especially the boat driver if he had no fault, and could not avoid it, which would be my guess. :(
 

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Mark D. Rosati, 51, of Mount Laurel has been charged with manslaughter by vessel, homicide by vessel while under the influence of alcohol, operating a vessel in a reckless or dangerous manner, reckless operation and negligent operation.

Sounds like some are the same charges with different wording :confused: Manslaughter and homocide and also reckless and negligent , sounds like they're trying to make an example out of him :mad:
 

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Last week I was leaving the Venice inlet toward hte Gulf when a small flats boats boat on my near starboard (right) and just ahead began to slow. I began to slow not knowing what he was goig to do and the pwc just behind me hit the gas to go around me on my starboard (right). I dont think he ever saw the flats boat from behind me and came within a few inches of running right up the back of the flats boat. He swerved left just in front of me....luckily I had already reduced throttle or I would have ran him over. The guy in the flats boat had no idea he had almost been hit. This type of thing is a regular occurence and the inlet seems to be the place where the pwc's like to screw around. I honelstly believe there should be a law governing use of inlets for coming and going to open water only and not cruising back and forth in an area of high traffic and current.
 

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Last week I was leaving the Venice inlet toward hte Gulf when a small flats boats boat on my near starboard (right) and just ahead began to slow. I began to slow not knowing what he was goig to do and the pwc just behind me hit the gas to go around me on my starboard (right). I dont think he ever saw the flats boat from behind me and came within a few inches of running right up the back of the flats boat. He swerved left just in front of me....luckily I had already reduced throttle or I would have ran him over. The guy in the flats boat had no idea he had almost been hit. This type of thing is a regular occurence and the inlet seems to be the place where the pwc's like to screw around. I honelstly believe there should be a law governing use of inlets for coming and going to open water only and not cruising back and forth in an area of high traffic and current.

It`s crap like this that has me scared of even sipping on a beer while operating a boat. What if the pwc rider had cut too hard and accidently clipped your bow. Then let`s say that you had a couple beers while you were rafting before. What do you think the outcome would be ?
This is making me mad just thinking about these idiots. . . :angry1:
And yes ---- I think ALL boaters should be licensed by taking a boater safety course and should have liability insurance on their boat.
 

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I been riding Seadoo's since 1992 and in NYS all PWC Riders all Ages have to take the Coast Guard course..

I see people in ski boats & seadoos ride around like there the only one's out there....


Its not all PWC Riders...
 

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I dont know the exact wording but I know when I was in south florida they passed laws in certain areas that jetskis could not go within 400ft from shore unless in a marked channel and had to stay a certain distance from other watercraft due to idiots like the guy on the jestki that killed himself running into Gloria Estafans boat. Doing things like 180s and jumping wakes is also illegal as far as I remember. Problem is with a ton of those idiots out there how do you police them all.
 
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