Massachusetts drunk driving charges have been filed in a Quincy motor vehicle accident that killed one man and seriously injured two other people early Sunday. The head-on car collision took place at around 12:30am.
According to police, Plymouth resident Anthony Deicicchi was headed south on Quincy Shore Drive when his car swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a 1995 Ford Explorer. The driver of the SUV, a 50-year-old Jamaica Plain man, was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center. A 22-year-old man who was riding with him and the 27-year-old Hull man riding with Deicicchi were also transported to the hospital.
Police troopers say that Deicicchi was intoxicated when the Quincy auto accident happened. He faces numerous criminal charges.
There is a good possibility that the family of the man who died in the traffic crash might end up filing a Quincy wrongful death case against Deicicchi and any other parties who may have been responsible for the deadly collision happening. Drunk driving continues to be a leading cause of injuries and deaths on the road and a common reason why someone injured as a result of intoxicated operation of a motor vehicle might decide to sue an inebriated motorist for damages.
A new study by University of California, San Diego researchers reports that although legally a driver who has consumed alcohol is not breaking the law unless his/her BAC is .08% or greater while operating a motor vehicle, having just enough alcohol in the body so that the motorist has a “buzz” can up the chances that he/she will end up in a serious injury accident. For some, this would be a BAC of just point .01% (for many grownups, that’s less than half a beer).
The study examined almost 1.5 million accidents that took place in the US between 1994 and 2008. Buzzed” motorists were found to be among those more likely to speed, not use a seat belt, or hit another auto. The researchers believe that the legal limit for alcohol consumption while driving, which is currently a BAC of .08%, should be reduced.
Man killed, 2 hurt in Quincy crash, Boston.com, July 11, 2011
Drunk Driving: Even a Trace of Alcohol Is Dangerous on the Road, Says Study, ABC News, June 22, 2011
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