Norfolk DA won't be charged in multi-car crash
QUINCY, Mass. (WHDH) -- Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey will not be charged for causing a multi-car crash last month in Milton.
“No criminal complaint has been issued against me,” said Morrissey.
Morrissey spoke after a closed hearing at Quincy District Court Monday. He provided the magistrate medical records that showed he fainted moments before the accident.
“My medical records will demonstrate that I had no alcohol in my system at the time of the accident. It will also show I suffered from what is known as Vasovagal syncope, or sometimes known as an isolated fainting episode due to dehydration and fatigue on one of the hottest days of the year,” said Morrissey.
Morrissey said he was not on the phone at the time and the court heard from a pizza shop employee, the last number Morrissey called.
“[The court asked] if I heard anything in the background, like noise or anything, which I did not,” said Jamil Thogo, who testified at the hearing.
Morrissey crossed lanes on Centre Street, hitting two cars head on and caused another truck to swerve into a stone wall. Three people, including Morrissey and a child, were taken to the hospital.
“I’m glad no one was more seriously injured and I wish those people a speedy recovery,” said Morrissey.