News: Man facing charges in fatal hit-and-run boating accident

Boat accident, Jet Ski accident, Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Florida

Posted: May 5, 2021

MIAMI, FL - Authorities announced an arrest in the case of a man who was struck and killed by a boat while riding a personal watercraft over the weekend.

This is an update to a previous story.

According to NBC Miami, 50-year-old Jorge Rodriguez Del Rey of Miami was arrested on Tuesday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said he was driving a 30-foot vessel near Rickenbacker Marina Saturday with nine people on board when he struck a man on a jet ski, 26-year-old Alcides Andres Yagues.

Yagues was pronounced dead at the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Rodriguez Del Rey is now facing several charges, including leaving the scene of a fatal boating accident and failure to render aid.

The attorneys at Hickey Law Firm have significant experience handling commercial boating accidents and those involving recreational water vessels. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in any type of boating accident, our Miami boat accident lawyers have the skill and experience needed to recover the compensation you are entitled to.  To set up a free consultation to discuss your individual case, contact us online, call us at 888-913-4296, or text 844-984-1937.