Sean Kingston, a Miami native Hip Hop star, was taken to Ryder Tauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital critically injured as a result of a jet ski accident late Sunday evening, according to the Miami Herald.
Struck Bridge in Miami Beach
According to Officer Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Mr. Kingston, 21, was driving the personal watercraft with a female passenger on board at the time of the accident.
Kingston jumped to National fame in 2007 when his first single "Beautiful Girls" topped the billboard charts for three weeks. He has toured with pop superstar Justin Bieber, among others.
Saved By Good Samaritan
Kingston slammed his jet ski into the Palm Island bridge and both he and his passenger were thrown into the water. Thankfully, another boater was passing by and saw the accident. He stopped and brought them both on board his own boat.
Unfortunately, accidents like this happen every year in Florida waters. Sometimes, the watercraft operator is at fault. In other cases, the watercraft suffers mechanical failure or fails in some way to perform as it should, therefore causing the accident. Often, operators are not trained on how to safely operate their jet ski. Inexperienced operators do not understand that when the personal watercraft is idling or not being given sufficient power, there is no steering control. Regardless of the causes, if you or a loved one have been injured in a jet ski, boating or other watercraft accident, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. The Miami Dade County Boating and Watercraft Accidents Law Offices of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano has throughout the years represented many clients involved fatal accidents, traumatic brain injuries and serious personal injuries. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today for a free consultation.