Horrible moment Jetskier, 30, drives up the path of an oncoming boat leading to life-threatening injuries
- Security cameras & # 39; s caught the moment that a jet skier hit a boat directly
- The boat, driven by Jeffrey Lawrence Gustafson, 49, drove over the victim, Lex Logan Sammons, 30, who was seriously injured as a result of the collision
- Sammons is admitted in a critical condition at a local hospital
- The FWC is investigating the accident, but no charges have been filed so far
A jet skier sustained life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision with a boat in a Florida river.
The crash was captured in surveillance footage by nearby cameras and saw the man run over by a pleasure craft that drove over the Hillsborough River in Tampa.
In the video, the jet ski driver, Lex Logan Sammons, 30, seemed to have failed when he suddenly made a sharp turn to the right of a boat's path, which then plowed against him. The impact shattered his skull and knocked him unconscious.
A jet ski driven by Lex Logan Sammons, 30, rode along the Hillsborough River in Tampa
Sammons made a sudden reversal but seemed to lose complete spatial awareness
Jeffrey Lawrence Gustafson, 49, operated the 21-foot boat that hit Lex Logan Sammons, 30, in just a few moments in this photo
Jeffrey Lawrence Gustafson, 49, operated the 21-foot boat that hit Sammons.
He immediately turned around while another man on board jumped into the water to help.
Clyde Darville, who lives along the river, watched football when he heard some commotion outside.
& # 39; I thought to myself, I said, these children here, someday someone will be killed, & # 39; Darville said Fox13. & # 39; It was not two minutes later that I saw the aftermath. & # 39;
& # 39; If something like this happens, you feel helpless, & # 39; said Darville. & # 39; I could not imagine how someone could survive such an impact. But the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner said he has seen much worse and that people have survived. & # 39;
& # 39; I just thought to myself, I said, these children here, someday someone will be killed, & # 39; said Clyde Darville. & # 39; It was not two minutes later that I saw the aftermath of the crash. & # 39;
Jeffrey Lawrence Gustafson steered his 21-foot boat that collided with the jet ski
Sammons had no chance after the failure to navigate the u-turn. He was hit against the side of the pleasure boat and dragged underneath
The rider was seriously in the collision and was rushed to the hospital.
He was placed in a medically induced coma. Part of his skull has been removed due to bleeding in the brain. He also suffered from a fractured pelvis and multiple fractures of face.
& # 39; He looked lifeless. I wasn't sure if he had survived it at the time and I was very worried about that.
& # 39; I'm sure the man who hit him didn't sleep well at all last night, or not at all, & # 39; said Darville.
& # 39; I'm worried about this river, with the speed limit 25 miles per hour in front and unlimited, or they come along at 70 miles per hour on a jet ski, which is just too fast, & # 39; said Darville. & # 39; It is a shame to make an accident happen. & # 39;
The FWC continues to investigate what exactly went wrong on the river.
No charges have been filed so far.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission continues to investigate what exactly went wrong on the river
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