A Quincy man sustained serious injuries when he was struck while standing outside of his broken down motor vehicle on Friday in on Route 3 in Norwell. The striking vehicle, a 1999 Dodge Caravan was illegally being driven in the breakdown lane where the man was standing.
Jeffrey Knowles, 32, of Quincy, was transported to South Shore Hospital with serious injuries. The 57-year-old driver of the minivan, Maureen Contrino of Weymouth was not injured. She will be charged with operating in the breakdown lane and operating so as to endanger, a criminal offense. If she is convicted, she will face an automatic suspension of her driver’s license. Driving to endanger is one of the 64 ways to lose your License in Massachusetts.
The Mass. State Police are still investigating the crash, which was not alcohol related.