Posted: 10:30 p.m.
A group of seven people boating out near the Clear Lake inlet on the Colorado River were injured Friday evening.
The accident involved a U.S. Border Patrol's vessel.
An eyewitness who saw the accident happen in front of him told News 11 that he was riding his jet ski down the river when he saw the Border Patrol's vessel traveling quickly and too close to the family's boat before it slammed into the family boat.
"This big Border Patrol boat made the wrong read in that he--instead of maybe--he probably should've gone out into the middle of the river; he went into the space in between the little boat and the edge of the river," said Pete Andrassy, who is from San Diego County but was visiting the river for the weekend.
The Border Patrol's boat was traveling about 40 to 50 miles per hour, according to Andrassy.
"And boom--big collision. Now the Border Patrol boat is kind of on top of the little boat, sliding down. The little boat is crashed and sinking on its nose, people screaming, kids everywhere. Just sort of like mini mayhem right there," Andrassy described.
A family's boat is damaged after an accident involving a U.S. Border Patrol vessel at the Clear Lake inlet along the Colorado River.
A 5-year-old girl and a 28-year-old woman were standing where the Border Patrol boat hit.
The woman had noticeable trauma and was in shock.
"It looked like her belly had been run over by the boat," Andrassy said.
The impact of the crash also caused a man to be ejected from the boat.
Andrassy added that after he saw the accident happen, he rushed over to help the seven people.
One woman injured in this accident remains in critical condition. Meanwhile, her friends and family have set up a donation account in her name.
The website at www.gofundme.com/3igldw lists Adam and Allison as some of those involved in the incident.
According to first responders and a family friend, the woman and a child were taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center.
The woman was later flown to a Phoenix hospital to treat life-threatening injuries.
A friend of the family told News 11 that the others on the boat suffered from minor injuries.
News 11 contacted agents with the Yuma Sector Border Patrol.
In a statement, they referred our questions over to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the investigation.
YCSO said it is too early in the investigation to determine who was at fault.
Anyone with information on this accident is asked to call YCSO at (928) 783-4427. News 11 will continue to follow the story.