Injury Reported in Lake Sammamish Fatal Accident
Bellevue, WA (September 16, 2023) – At about 11:11 a.m. on Friday, a person was killed and another was critically injured following a float plane crash on Lake Sammamish.
Apparently, the plane struggled to take off before it eventually crashed.
A witness stated that the plane was taking off when it made a sputter, the engine wasn’t getting up to speed when hit a nosedive and went up. The witness added that the plane came down, nosedived, and flipped over.
Boaters who witnessed the incident raced out to the wreckage and helped the two men inside. They performed CPR on one of the men recovered from the aircraft.
“They started CPR, I think out on the boat in the lake and then continued the CPR as they brought the boat in and got him on the dock, they continued CPR,” said a witness, Janella Shuey.
However, that man died in the accident.
Meanwhile, the other man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition suffering from a severe head injury.
Bellevue Fire said the boaters who raced to the wreckage are the reason one of the plane’s passengers survived.
“One of the residents that I spoke to swam out and said he went underneath the plane to try and access somebody and he is one of the true heroes in this incident. Truly heroic. We cannot diminish the level of assistance that was played by the residents here of West Lake Sammamish,” said Bellevue Fire Public Information Officer Heather Wong.
The FAA is investigating the cause of the crash.
Sweet Lawyers extends our sincere sympathy to the family of the person killed in the crash on Lake Sammamish. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.
Deadly Plane Crash on Lake Sammamish
Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers said that the aftermath of tragic accidents can make everything difficult for a family. The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork, questions from insurance companies or defense attorneys, and attempts to obtain police reports. According to him, grieving and handling legal claims don’t exactly go hand in hand; thus, hiring an experienced attorney is having someone to ensure your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family the space to heal while ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one.
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