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Four girls from Edwin O. Smith High School hospitalized after rowing crash on Coventry Lake in Coventry, Connecticut

Modified Date: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:22pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

4 Girls On E.O. Smith Crew Team Hurt In Coventry Lake Crash

Four girls on the crew team at Edwin O. Smith High School in Storrs were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a Sea-Doo watercraft crashed into their 56-foot rowing shell on Coventry Lake.

Four E. O. Smith Students Injured in Boating Accident in Coventry

"It's a miracle that no one was seriously injured or killed," he said. "This time of year, we have warm air and we have very cold water temperatures. So, we urge everyone that if they need to go out on the water at all for any water sports to please wear the life jackets."
Four girls on the crew team at Edwin O. Smith High School were riding in a 56-foot rowing shell on Coventry lake when a Sea-Doo watercraft crashed into them. The girls were taken by ambulance to Windham Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were deemed non-life threatening. The driver of the Sea-Doo, 45-year-old Timothy O'Donnell, was not hurt and is cooperating with police. What personal injury victims need to know: If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, you need information on your rights and of how the insurance claim process works. Typically an insurance company tries to rush you into a decision to settle a claim, to reduce their payout. If you have been seriously injured through no fault of your own, it is crucial to get help from an experienced personal injury attorney who will talk with you about your options and help you find a way forward. Go here to learn more.
People Involved: 
Timothy O'Donnell

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