Virginia Beach Jet Ski Explosion

Authorities responded to the scene of a Virginia Beach jet ski accident in which two women were injured. The accident occurred in waters off of Spigel Drive, which is near the Lynnhaven River, leaving one woman with traumatic injuries and the other with a burn injury.

According to reports, one woman was attempting to start the jet ski when it caught on fire. One person was injured when the jet ski exploded and the other when attempting to assist her friend.

A witness said, “It was a loud boom. It sounded like a bomb – it was that loud of a noise. I looked out the window and I saw a huge plume of smoke and fire – about 20-feet tall.”

As a result of the accident, both women were immediately transported to a local hospital. Despite the seriousness of the situation, their injuries are not considered life threatening.

At this time the reason for the explosion is unknown.

Jet Ski Recalls

Several major Jet Ski manufacturers have been known to produce defective products. Kawasaki recalled 24,000 JF650-B1/B2 two seat jet skis after discovering a faulty fuel system that could cause a fire or explosion. Bombardier Corporation, the manufacturer of the popular Sea-Doo brand, has also issued recalls involving faulty fuel systems that pose an explosion risk.

If you’d like to find out more information about Jet Ski recalls, you should contact the manufacturer of the watercraft.

Injured by a Defective Jet Ski?

If you’ve been injured in a Jet Ski accident and you suspect that a product defect could have caused the accident, your may want to contact a products liability lawyer. If you’d like to speak with an attorney in our office, contact us (877-544-5323) for a free consultation.