A collision between two watercraft left one person injured on Sunday night. The collision occurred on Sequoyah Lake at the Fort Gibson State Park in Wagoner County, Oklahoma. Jeffry Crocker, 56, was driving a 2009 Yamaha WaveRunner at approximately 7:30 pm. In front of Crocker was 52 year old Jeffery Hudson. Hudson was driving a 2012 Yamaha Wave Runner. Then, Hudson attempted to turn in front of Crocker. Unfortunately, Hudson failed to leave enough room between himself and Crocker. This resulted in a collision between the two watercrafts.
Hudson was taken to the hospital with leg injuries. Crocker was not hurt in the collision, although his watercraft did suffer property damage. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers say Hudson was traveling at an unsafe speed when the collision occurred and that both men were using flotation devices.
The Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer for many people. With the change in season, there will be an increase in activity on the water at lakes across Oklahoma, with boats, jet skis and other watercraft as people enjoy days in the sun. Unfortunately, there are dangers that accompany these activities. Boating accidents can and do occur every year due to a number of factors ranging from speed to alcohol to inexperienced operators. Fortunately, this accident does not appear life-threatening to those involved.
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