Civil trial begins in Seattle duck boat crash

first_imgSEATTLE — The lead attorney for over 40 victims of a deadly crash in Seattle involving a duck boat said during opening statements of a civil lawsuit that the crash was not an unforeseeable accident.The Seattle Times reports the plaintiffs’ attorney Karen Koehler told a King County Superior Court jury Tuesday there’s plenty of blame to go around.The 2016 lawsuit was filed on behalf of 42 people who were injured or killed, and names Ride the Ducks Seattle, Ride the Ducks International, the City of Seattle and the State of Washington as defendants.Five college students died and dozens were injured when a duck boat swerved and crashed into an oncoming college tour bus after an apparent mechanical failure on Sept. 24, 2015.Attorneys for Ride the Ducks International and Ride the Ducks Seattle both implied to jurors that the other was at fault.last_img read more

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