Spring Lake Township—a Labor Day weekend turned tragic after a teenage boy was killed after his Sea-Doo personal watercraft collided with a powerboat in Stahl’s Bayou on Saturday evening. One of the boy’s passengers on the personal watercraft has reportedly lost her leg as a result of the collision and is in critical condition. The second passenger is reportedly doing well and suffered only minor bumps and bruises.
15-year-old Robert Jack Jervosek of Spring Lake was driving his 2007 GTX Sea-Doo personal watercraft with 23-year-old Kaitlin Van Dam and another 16-year-old girl riding on the back when he collided with a 2005 MasterCraft Ski Boat. None of the five teenagers riding in the boat were injured.
The powerboat was apparently making a large turn, when it struck the personal watercraft from behind. Rescuers were called at approximately 7:10 p.m. to the scene of the accident, where Jervosek was pronounced dead. According to investigators, the 15-year-old driver of the powerboat had his boating safety certification. Furthermore, alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, although the accident is still under investigation.
recently named in the 2009 edition of Best Lawyer's In America, David Mittleman has been representing seriously injured people since 1985. A partner with Church Wyble PC—a division of Grewal Law PLLC—Mr. Mittleman and his partners focus on medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, nursing home injury, pharmacy/pharmacist negligence and disability claims.