On Saturday, July 18, 2020 at approx. 8:30pm, officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Quincy Ave at Southern Artery involving a car and wheelchair. Initial investigation indicated that the victim, James Bouchie, 72 of Quincy, was crossing Quincy Ave when his wheelchair was struck by a gray Kia Sportage. Mr. Bouchie was projected from the chair. He was transported to South Shore Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The operator of the vehicle, David Bowering, 78, of Suomi Rd, Quincy, was arrested on scene and charged with OUI Liquor, 5th Offense, and Motor Vehicle Homicide OUI-Liquor. He was arraigned at Quincy District Court this morning. He is being held pending a dangerousness hearing on Friday.
The matter remains under investigation by the Quincy Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit, with assistance from the District Attorney's office.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Mr. Bouchie.