Boat Cam catches the moment a distracted boater rams into a boat full of Anglers on the Columbia River. OREGON

A group of salmon fisherman who abandoned ship by leaping into the frigid waters of the Columbia River last summer — an instant before an out of control speeding motorboat crashed into his — has filed a $372,500 lawsuit against the other driver. More details can be found here: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/01/chilling_video_fisherman_jumps.html

County sheriff’s deputies have accused boat driver Marlin Lee Larsen of several crimes. The 75-year-old told investigators he couldn’t see where he was driving because he was sitting down and the dash of his boat was blocking his view. Larsen said he probably should have been standing, according to the sheriff’s report, which notes Larsen uses a motorized scooter to get around on land.

Larsen’s son-in-law, who also was on the boat, told investigators that he had warned his father-in-law to pay attention, that he sometimes sees his father-in-law using his cell phone while driving the boat and that his father-in-law had been off-and-on his cell phone the morning of the crash, according to the sheriff’s report.

Bright Flash and Boom, as Meteor comes down over Michigan, caught on DashCam. USA

A flash of bright light, followed by a boom, filled the night skies over parts of Michigan on Tuesday, prompting speculation that a meteor had streaked by.

Residents in Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor and other cities in southeast Michigan reported hearing and seeing the “boom and flash in the sky” about 8:15 p.m. Some said they felt their homes shake. Pictures were reportedly knocked off walls.