UPDATE: three killed, four hurt in Puddingstone Lake watercraft crash

SAN DIMAS – Three women died and four other people suffered injuries when a personal watercraft collided with a boat on Puddingstone Lake Saturday, authorities said.
The dead women were initially described as being in their 20s, 30s and about 60 years old, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters said.
The crash was reported about 4:20 p.m. at the park, 120 Via Verde, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters said.
Three men in their 20s and 30s were flown to a hospital by helicopter with apparently moderate injuries, Peters said, while a woman in her 20s was hospitalized with injuries believed to be minor.
Initial reports indicated a personal watercraft and a boat collided, officials said.
The three women who were killed were all believed to be riding on the personal watercraft, Peters said.

The circumstances surrounding the accident were not available.
The crash was being investigated by lifeguards from the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, officials said.
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  • cynthia tabita

    i am confused. We ride our watercrafts (seadoos) out there but the lake has a rule that boats and seadoos’ have different days to ride. odd & even. How could this of happened???

  • Amy

    I believe they only have alternate days during the summer months. Sad story in any case.

  • Dale

    The lake is small and the area for boats and seadoos is tight. When you are out there you have to really be looking because people do not pay attention and often cut the turns. It’s an oval track to speed around, and if you are not careful it can be very dangerous on busy days such as this.

  • kathleen

    Did anybody actually witness the accident when it occurred?

    Did anyone report the fast and/or unsafe speed of the speed boat to a lifeguard and/or park ranger prior to the accident occurring?

    If you observed the fast and/or unsafe speed of the speed boat prior to the accident occurring where you able to locate a lifeguard and/or a park ranger to report this to?

    If you did report the fast and/or unsafe speed of the speed boat to a lifeguard and/or a park ranger prior to the accident occurring, what did they do?

    Please contact me at kathleen@handellaw.com