Staged Collision 19mph.
Notice the depression from the first photo (swim step)
Striking vessel is nearly ¾ into the other vessel and the windshield is still in place.
Rapid slowing of the striking vessel, notice the pitch
Due to the slow speed there was no vault.
Staged Collision 45 MPH
In the initial contact, notice the wave on the port side of the vessel being struck.
This is a good example of a “ramp”. There was very little rotation due the vessel being struck near the center of rotation.
The launch will be higher and further in distance due to the speed of the striking vessel. Notice the buoy in the center of the picture.
Striking vessel losing momentum and gravity taking over. The vessel is nearly level.
The landing was a little hard. The buoy is now in the upper left hand corner of the picture.
This was a double fatal and a rare case that the big boat lost. The two operators were in a head on situation; and began “mirroring” each other’s change in course. The speed was about 45mph.
The striking vessel penetrated this vessel to the driver's seat and exited on the rear starboard side. The operator was struck and with what portion of the striking vessel?
This is the bow of the striking vesseland the discoloring is dried blood.
This is a photo of the operator of the vessel that was struck. Evidence of him being struck by the bow is apparent on his chest. He was nearly decapitated and had other major trauma to his upper body.
This was a double fatal where the vessel struck an embankment. The investigation revealed the operator was handicapped. He only had strength in his pinky and ring finger of each hand. He hit a large wake and lost control. An 8 year old boy was in the rear seat and was ejected onto the shore, with minor injuries.
This was a double fatal where two males took a friends boat and stuffed it at about 70 MPH. This photo is lifting the vessel
This is what a 24 foot Cheetah looks like after it has been stuffed.
This is what it looked like when we put it back together.
Typical prop cuts.
Notice the friction cause on the life vest straps from the victim passing under a boat. The vest left transfer marks on the striking vessel.
This photo is from a recent case and the opposing expert stated in his report “Upon further and closer inspection of the vessel I found that there was no physical damage to the two Honda motors attached to the rear of the vessel,”
This was pivotal in this case, notice the plastic was broken inward (toward the motor) and the bolt head damage is from something coming in contact with it. Also notice that the damage on the bolt head was started from the inside and went toward the outer portion of the head. There was also other corresponding evidence to substantiate an object interfered with the steering.
Quite simply, H2O Investigations has some of the top investigators in the nation in boating collisions, skier mishaps, and all other circumstances causing bodily injury or property damage on the water.