Coast Guard reports 4,158 Recreational boat accidents and 626 deaths for 2015

Sobering Recreational Boating Statistics The Coast Guard tally of 4,158 accidents in 2015 resulted in 626 deaths and 2,613 injuries.  This equated to approximately $42 million dollars in property damage.  For a every 100,000 registered recreational vessels there were 5.3 deaths, a 1.9% increase over the previous year’s fatality rate.   Drowning accounted for 76% of the […]



5 years of jail time for driver involved in St. Charles Parish crash

A driver suspected of drunken driving recently received a five year prison sentence after a police officer died in an accident with him, an article of nola.com reported on September 16. According to reports, 58-year-old Dallas Veillon was convicted of negligent homicide in connection with an August 4, 2013 accident that killed officer Jeff Watson. […]