Teen Hurt In Lake Norman Jet Ski Accident

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 TROUTMAN, NC — A teenager has a broken leg after an accident Wednesday on Lake Norman.  The 18-year-old was riding a jet ski with a girl when it crashed into another jet ski.

It happened around 6 o’clock Wednesday evening along Hicks Creek behind Park View Lane.  A medical helicopter brought the victim to Carolinas Medical Center.

“Vessels can come from any direction,” said NC Wildlife Officer Scott Strickland.  “You know, the road, most things are coming from in front of you or behind you, whereas a vessel on the water, something can come from 360 degrees, and you really have to pay attention to your surroundings completely.”

We’re told all three of the people involved in the crash were wearing life vests.