EVERGLADES, FLORIDA (May 13, 2017) – A 22 year old woman was killed in a tragic accident with an airboat on Saturday, according to a local news source. (map)
22 year old Elizabeth “Ellie” Goldenberg had just graduated from the University of Miami the day before, and she was out on an airboat on Saturday with her parents, and her sister, as well as the airboat operator. The airboat operator, identified as Steve George Gagne, spotted another airboat that had broken down, and for an unknown reason, Gagne left the “trail”. He may have been attempting to go around the broken down airboat. As he returned to the trail, the airboat stopped suddenly and all five people on board were thrown off into the water.
Elizabeth Goldenberg was pinned under the engine cage, and was tragically pronounced dead from her injuries at a nearby hospital. Her sister was also hospitalized with minor injuries, and her parents and the Airboat operator were not injured. The accident remains under open investigation to determine cause and liability at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.