Florida is known for its great weather and outdoor activities. One of these popular activities in Florida, especially in Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe County includes boating and swimming. Steven Posner and a friend both died in a tragic boat accident on November 29, 2010, on a beautiful sunny day in Miami, Florida. Steven Posner is the son of the late Victor Posner who was a famous business man whom resided in Miami-Beach, Florida. It is presumed that Steven Posner’s 44-foot high performance catamaran was racing a 46-foot high powered racing boat owned by Fritz Eigelshoven before the boating accident occurred. Steven Posner and a friend both died in this tragic accident while they were en route to their North Miami marina. Also onboard Steven Posner’s boat vessel was Stuart Posner, Steven’s cousin, who was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Eigelshoven also suffered rib injuries as a result of this boating accident and was taken to the hospital.
This accident occurred a mile or two east of Matheson Hammock Marina in Key Biscayne, Florida around 1 p.m. Witnesses nearby tried to help the victims in the tragic boating accident by radioing for help. Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that based on accounts from eyewitness that both boat vessels were traveling at a high rate of speeds prior to colliding with one another. Both of these boats were high powered racing catamarans which were capable of rocketing to speed of more than 100 mph.
Unfortunately, boating accidents like this one are very common in South Florida, especially in the Florida Keys, Key Largo, Key West, Miami and Key Biscayne area. It is important to always make sure that you are responsible while operating a boat vessel in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County. Driving boats at high rates of speed is dangerous for everyone involved including those inside the boat vessel and those who may be around the area on other boats. If you are operating a boat do not forget that their may be others swimming around you while you drive your boat which may result in a tragic swimming accident.
Steven Posner killed in Biscayne Bay boat crash, MiamiHerald.com, November 29, 2010
The Miami personal injury lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona have over 20 years of combined experience in handling South Florida boating accidents and can assist you and your family immediately as we have served those in and around Miami-Dade County including Miami, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables and Hialeah. Please call our office at (305) 661-2008 today for a free consultation.