Boat hits jet ski rider in St. Petersburg

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A jet ski rider is in the hospital after colliding with a boat near the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office say the accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. when a man on his Sea-Doo made a u-turn cutting in front of a boat.

The boater couldn’t slow down enough to avoid hitting him.

The jet ski operator was brought to the boat ramp and was transported to the hospital. Deputies say the rider suffered serious injuries but they do not appear life-threatening.

The crash is currently under investigation.


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