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Horseshoe Bay woman in critical condition after LBJ boat crash


KINGSLAND — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating the cause of a boat crash into a dock on Lake LBJ on Jan. 28. The accident left one of the two occupants of the watercraft in critical condition at an area hospital.

The collision involving a 19-foot ski boat happened about 3:30 p.m. on an arm of the Colorado River located two miles up river from the RR 1431 water crossing in Kingsland, according to TPWD Game Warden Cody Hatfield.

Samantha Radcliffe of Horseshoe Bay sustained injuries, and crews transported her by helicopter to Seton-Williamson County, he said.

“Nobody was thrown out of the boat. When it struck the dock, it threw the female into the front of the boat,” Hatfield said. “Right now, she’s stable but in critical condition.”

The driver of the boat, Richard Mills, refused transport to the hospital by emergency crews.

“We’re unsure of the cause of it,” Hatfield said. “We’re still investigating.”

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