Duck Boat Strikes, Kills Woman on Scooter in Boston
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The duck boats that are popular with tourists who want to see the sights in cities around the U.S. have had their share of wrecks over the years.
The latest incident left a 29-year-old woman dead on Saturday, after the scooter she was driving in downtown Boston was struck by one of the amphibious vehicles, ABC News reported.
The woman and her male passenger were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where she died, Boston Police Officer Rachel McGuire told ABC News. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
There were no injuries among the 30 passengers who were aboard the duck boat during the wreck, McGuire told ABC.
Boston Duck Tours spokesman Bob Schwartz said in an email to ABC that the company is working with police, who are investigating the crash.
Last year, one of the amphibious vehicles crashed into a charter bus in Seattle, leaving five bus passengers dead, according to ABC. Also last year, a Ride the Ducks vehicle hit and killed a woman, who witnesses said was distracted by her cellphone while crossing the street. And in 2010, two Hungarian tourists were killed when a barge on the Delaware River near Philadelphia struck a duck boat.
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