Teenager injured in jet ski crash near Gering, Nebraska

A 15-year-old girl was injured after two jet skis collided in the Bridgeport State Recreation Area.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 15-year-old girl was injured after two jet skis collided in the Bridgeport State recreation area. She is currently recovering at the Colorado hospital.

You can read the full Nebraska Game and Parks Below press release.

A 15-year-old Bayard girl was injured in a jet ski crash Saturday night at Bridgeport State Recreation Area near Gering, Nebraska. She is recovering at the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

The teenager was injured around 6 p.m. MT when the jet ski she was riding on was struck by a second jet ski also driven by a teenager from Bayard.

The three teenagers were driving two jet skis around the island, when the first jet ski made a sharp turn. The driver of the second jet ski was unable to avoid a collision and struck the female, who was thrown into the water.

The teenager was taken by ambulance to Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport with non-life threatening injuries. She was rushed to Colorado Children’s Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries.

The accident is under investigation by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The Morrill County Sheriff’s Office and Morrill County Emergency Services responded to the scene.


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