Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bizarre speedboat accident at Lake of the Ozarks caught on videotape
A boating accident at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri was captured on a shocking video last Friday. The crash happened when the Fountain powerboat plowed into a large wake of another vessel at high speed.
Seven boaters were injured and five were hospitalized as a result of a bizarre accident which was caught on videotape Friday on Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.
The boat slammed from side to side causing injuries to the driver and six passengers. Five were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor to moderate injuries.
As viewers can see, none of the passengers was wearing a life jacket or any kind of protective gear, while clearly traveling at high speed. Both videos are making the rounds on Facebook, where one person astutely commented:
"A reminder as to why it's best to leave driving a speedboat REALLY fast to professional drivers in safety restraint systems."