Woman, 54, dies and an eight-year-old boy suffers a broken leg after her jet ski crashes into a speed boat
- Danielle Taylor died when her jet ski crashed into a boat at the Nerong inlet
- The 54 year-old woman invited her neighbour's grandson for a ride
- After turning around a bend she collided into a speed boat
- The eight year-old suffered a broken leg and was airlifted to hospital
- The skipper of the boat had a broken nose and ribs, and taken to hospital
A 54-year-old woman has died after her jetski collided with a boat while her eight-year-old passenger suffered a broken leg.
Danielle Taylor, 54, invited her neighbour's eight year-old grandson for a ride on her jet ski around the Nerong Inlet, on the New South Wales mid-north coast.
After driving around a bend, Ms Taylor hit the speed boat and died at the scene.
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Danielle Taylor died when her jet ski crashed into a speed boat on the Nerong Inlet on the New South Wales mid north coast
The boy suffered a broken leg and was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where he is in a stable condition after surgery on his leg.
The 46-year-old skipper of the boat was also taken to John Hunter Hospital where he was treated for a broken nose and ribs.
He has since been discharged and his 20-year-old passenger was uninjured.
Marine Area Command has recovered the damaged boat and jet ski, and have begun forensic and mechanic testing find out what caused the fatal accident.
Superintendent Mark Hutchings said: 'we are mindful of the tragedy that has befallen everyone involved and what sort of affect last night's events would have had,' he said.
The 54-year-old woman was giving her neighbour's eight-year-old grandson at ride on the jet ski at 5.30pm
Marine Area Command have retrieved the jet ski and speed boat, they will conduct an investigation into what caused the accident
David Hirtes, a neighbour of Ms Taylor's, spoke to 9News saying the Nerong community has lost a very good neighbour.
'It's just a tragic accident and police have now got to work out what caused it… We've never had an accident here before,' Mr Hirtes said.
Investigators are also trying to looking to see whether speed and visibility at the inlet contributed to the death.
Police are using the tragic accident to remind people of potential dangers on the water this coming summer.
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