Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settled for $17M

The companies involved in the tragic 2010 Duck Boat accident that left two young Hungarian tourists dead have agreed to pay $17 million to the families of the victims.

Twenty-year-old Szabolcs Prem and 16-year-old Dora Schwendtner were killed on July 7, 2010, when a sludge barge being towed by a tugboat crashed into the 33-foor duck boat.

Ride the Ducks operated the tour vehicle and K-Sea Transportation Partners owned the tugboat that pushed a barge into the duck boat, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The two companies will also pay $2 million to the 18 survivors of the accident.

The tugboat pilot, who was distracted by a cell phone and laptop during the crash, is serving a one year sentence in federal prison for his criminal conduct linked to his role in the accident, according to CNN.

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