Chesapeake, VA (May 20, 2021) – Virginia Marine Police are investigating a boating accident that killed one person and injured two others on Wednesday evening, May 19.
Around 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a boating crash involving a tug boat and a small recreational vessel near the Jordan Bridge on the Elizabeth River. One adult male, identified as 36-year-old David Myatt, was pronounced dead at the scene, and another 37-year-old man suffered minor injuries. An 8-year-old child was also injured and transported to CHKD in serious condition via ambulance.
Authorities with the Coast Guard Station in Portsmouth, US Navy, Virginia Marine Police, Norfolk Fire-Rescue, Chesapeake Fire-Rescue, and the Chesapeake Police Department responded to the incident. However, the investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Myatt. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Boating Accidents in Virginia
Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in vehicle accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Victims on mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, boats, and beyond are at a heightened risk of suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries in collisions. The unfortunate truth is that these victims are more vulnerable during collisions. Hundreds of victims are rushed to area hospitals after their accidents where they have to undergo emergency medical treatment and spend days or even weeks in recovery. Although we would like to think that everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. Instead, families are forced to endure overwhelming pain and suffering after dealing with the unbearable and tragic loss of a loved one unexpectedly.
In many cases, families not only endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are left with tens of thousands of dollars in expenses related to medical treatment, property repairs, funeral costs, burial services, and more. Dealing with lost wages can also have a crippling impact on families. When victims sustain fatal injuries in accidents as a result of another driver’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact an aggressive and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Hampton as soon as possible.
Working with a competent Virginia Beach attorney will ensure your family is able to move forward and recover after experience a loss resulting from the negligence of another party. Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision. We provide proven and effective legal guidance to ensure our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident in the Virginia Beach area, contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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Disclaimer: Virginia Beach Injury Law has worked hard throughout the years to become valued members of the local Virginia Beach business community. Our goal in writing these posts is to inform and educate Virginia residents about the dangers of driving and boating in hopes that everyone will use caution when operating any type of vehicle or watercraft and avoid being involved in a serious accident. This post should not be misconstrued as a solicitation for business. These posts are not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.