Charges have been filed against a 46-year-old Dorchester, Massachusetts, man who is allegedly responsible for causing a fatal collision involving a bicyclist last Friday. According to The Boston Globe, the man pleaded not guilty yesterday to the charges of motor vehicle homicide while drunk.
Reports indicate that the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday, along William T. Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. The man was driving south in a 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck when he struck the cyclist. The impact threw the rider some distance, where he struck the asphalt and died a short time later.
Upon investigation, troopers with the Massachusetts State Police found that the vehicle was traveling more than 20 mph faster than the posted speed limit and had failed to break in the moments leading up to the crash. A further investigation of the driver determined him to be under the influence of alcohol after troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol coming off of the driver’s breath. Troopers stated that the man was also slurring his speech and stumbling, so they placed him under arrest immediately.
The Boston Personal Injury lawyers with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers understand just how devastating losing a loved one to a senseless accident caused by a drunk driver can be and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim of the recent tragedy.