Lake Worth

13-Year-Old Girl Critically Hurt When Boats Crash on Lake Worth

One boat was sitting idle in the lake Wednesday night when another boat crashed into it, according to witnesses.

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A 13-year-old girl was sent to a hospital with critical injuries after two boats collided Wednesday night on Lake Worth, authorities say.

Shortly before 9 p.m., someone called 911 from the Casino Beach boat ramp to report that two boats had been involved in an accident. One of the boats was sitting idle in the water when another boat crashed onto it, investigators said.

The 13-year-old girl was on the bow of the boat when it was struck. She was flown by a medical helicopter for emergency treatment. Her exact condition was not released, but it was described as critical at the scene.

Another teenage girl was taken by paramedics to a hospital for treatment. MedStar paramedics said a third person was also injured.

Game wardens are investigating the crash.

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