A Jetskier was seriously injured after colliding with a boat 

A Jetskier was seriously injured after colliding with a boat 

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — One man was gravely injured Saturday morning after he collided with the rear of a boat close to the Dunedin Causeway.

As per the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old David Steffano was working a 28-foot Chaparral Bowrider boat not long before 11:30 a.m. going eastward close by the Dunedin Causeway with five individuals on board.

Officers say Steffano saw a Jetski moving at a high velocity from the south toward the north. He told authorities the watercraft had a non-consistent bearing and was worried it would go behind his boat.

Due to busy traffic on the water, Steffano saw the left half of his boat, which is the point at which the individual watercraft hit the rear of his boat, as per representatives. 43 year-old Jose Rivera-Reyes was tossed into the water after striking the boat.

The sheriff’s office said Steffano told authorities he quickly halted his boat and got Rivera-Reyes out of the water and called 911.

The boat, watercraft and everyone involved came to the nearest boat ramp at 343 Causeway Boulevard in Dunedin.

Rivera-Reyes was taken to Mease Hospital in Dunedin with life threatening wounds. No travelers on the Chaparral Bowrider were harmed.

Agents say speed seems, by all accounts, to be a factor in the accident.

An examination concerning the accident is as yet in progress.

No other data has been delivered right now.