Miami tourists’ cheers turn to terrified screams in harrowing speed boat crash: video

Harrowing new video shows the moment passengers on a Miami tourist boat went from cheering with joy to screaming in horror after a crash that left 13 people injured.

video, Uploaded by Mauthner Graham Injury Law Firmbegins on February 11th with a New York tourist filming a video of himself and other passengers aboard the Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventure for Instagram.

As tourists cheer on a head-turning adventure ride in Miami’s Fisherman’s Channel, they see another boat approaching from behind, and the vessel slowly turns, flanking the Thriller speedboat. Aim straight ahead.

Cellphone footage from aboard Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures shows the moment another charter boat approaches the ship. Mauthner Graham Injury Law/Local News X/TMX
The Obelix ship collided with the side of a speedboat, injuring 13 people. Mauthner Graham Injury Law/Local News X/TMX

It only took a few seconds for the tourists to react, as they heard screams as the boat crashed into the Thriller, and as the footage cut out, the woman’s cell phone was blown away.

Thirteen people on the boat were injured in the crash, and one person was airlifted to the hospital after more than 30 Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel were called to the scene.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrific and horrific incident. Boat collisions like this should not happen. We will hold both vessels accountable,” Mauthner Graham Injury Law said in a statement. Ta. The company is representing four people injured in the accident.

The heartbreaking video was captured by a New York tourist who was preparing to post it on Instagram. Mauthner Graham Injury Law/Local News X/TMX
A speedboat was left wrecked after a collision involving a charter boat believed to be operating illegally. CBS News Miami

There were no injuries on the second ship identified in Obelix. NBC6 reported.

The Coast Guard said the Obelix was suspected of operating as an illegal charter vessel and was ordered not to enter the area pending an investigation.

Obelix is ​​operated by Midnight Sun Boat Charters, which did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures aims to provide the “ultimate tourist experience” along the Miami coast, and touts its vessels as capable of reaching up to 40 miles per hour, according to the company’s website. .

The $45 tour “Miami Vice Style” rides are intended for passengers ages 3 and older.