Ride The Ducks
A $17 million settlement has been reached in the wrongful death case of two Hungarian students killed in a duck boat collision in Philadelphia.
After settlement negotiations ended Tuesday night, the families of the Duck Boat crash victims spoke through their translator, continuing their push for justice and demanding the two boat operators apologize for the deaths of their children.
Killed in the collision were two Hungarian tourists onboard the Ride the Ducks vessel: Dora Schwendtner, 16, and Szabolcs Prem, 20.
A trial is getting under way in federal court to over the amount two vessel operators may have to pay after a collision of a tugboat-guided barge and a sightseeing boat two years ago in Philadelphia that left two Hungarian students dead.
Recommended federal sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of about 3-4 years, but the defense is seeking leniency.
This time, says state Health Department spokeswoman Christine Cronkright, the issue involves an international traveler who was in Philadelphia August 14th through the 17th.
The tug boat operator involved in last year’s Duck Boat crash that killed two people, pled guilty to federal charges Monday afternoon.
You won’t see any Ride The Ducks tours in Old City today. It was one year ago when two Hungarian tourists drowned after a barge collided with a Ride the Ducks boat along the Delaware River
July 7 is a day Jackie Kennedy will never forget. It changed her life, probably forever.
The company that operates Philadelphia’s amphibious “duck boat” tours has announced that it will halt service for one day, July 7th, to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly accident in which two Hungarian tourists riding in a duck boat on the Delaware River lost their lives.
Nearly a year after the deadly collision involving a barge and a tour boat along the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, the National Transportation and Safety Board determines probable cause and releases safety recommendations.
Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi says that Hunganian students Dawn Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem would be alive today were it not for the negligence of “Ride the Ducks” and tugboat operator K-Sea Partnerships.
“Ride the Ducks” are back in business in Philadelphia this summer, but they’re loading passengers at a different location because of complaints from a federal judge. Council members signed off on the move Thursday.
For the first time since a deadly accident last summer, officials with “Ride the Ducks” Philadelphia demonstrated the changes they’ve made to their land and water tours.
The “Ride the Ducks” amphibious tour boats were cleared to return to the Delaware River for the first time since the fatal collision last summer that claimed the lives of two students.