Woman Who Lost Arm Due To Drunk Boston Harbor Boater Says She Is Forever Changed

Woman Who Lost Arm Due To Drunk Boston Harbor Boater Says She Is Forever Changed


HOUR IN POINTS OVERNIGHT. THE HIGH WINDS CAUSED FLOODING ALONG THE CHICAGO LAKEFRONT. NEW TONIGHT, A WOMAN DESCRIBES HOW SHE WAS FOREVER CHANGED BY WHAT PROSECUTORS SAY WAS AN ACT OFS OF NEGLIGENCE. SHE LOST HER ARM IN A BOATING ACCIDENT AND THE PROSECUTORS SAY THAT THE MAN AT THE HELM WAS DRUNK. BETH GERMANO IS LIVE AT THE SUFFOLK SUPERIOR COURT WHERE THE SUBJECT SPOKE. BETH? Reporter: IT WAS POWERFUL STOMACH AS THE YOUNG WOMAN ADDRESSED LIFELONG CHALLENGES SHE FACES. THE MAN STEERING THE BOAT THAT DAY LOOKING FOR LENIENCY SAYING HE ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR A DAY OF WRONG CHOICES. THE DAMAGE TO NICOLE’S RIGHT ARM CLEARLY VISIBLE AND HER STRENGTH VISIBLE AS WELL. YOU WILL RARELY HEAR ME COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ACCIDENT AND YOU AM ALMOST NEVER HEAR ME COMPLAIN ABOUT MY DISABILITY BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN IT DOESN’T KILL ME EVERY TIME I LOOK IN THE MIRROR OR DROP SOMETHING. Reporter: A BOAT WITH 14 PEOPLE IN BOSTON HARBOR, THE DRIVER WAS RETRIEVING THE FOOTBALL AND BECAME ENTANGLED IN A ROPE LINE CAUGHT IN A PROPELLER OF THE BOAT AND SLICED HER DOMINANT RIGHT ARM AND SEVERELY INJURED HER BODY. THIS WAS NOT A FREAK ACCIDENT. THIS WAS AN INCIDENT CREATED BY WRONGDOING AND NEGLIGENCE. Reporter: PROSECUTORS SAY 24-YEAR-OLD ALEXANDER WILLIAMS STEERING THE BOAT THAT DAY AND TODAY WAS READY TO PLEAD GUILTY GUILTY. HE HAD NO CONTRITION OF OPERATING A BOAT THAT DAY AND HAD NO IDEA ANYTHING LIKE THIS WAS GOING TO OCCUR. Reporter: IT’S A MOMENT THAT FOREVER CHANGED THIS YOUNG WOMAN’S LIFE. HER FATHER BREAKING DOWN ON THE STAND. BECAUSE OF THEIR OBJECTIONS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, MY DAUGHTER NICOLE IS FOREVER HANDICAPPED. NICOLEEE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. Reporter: THE JUDGE CONTINUED THE CASE UNTIL NEXT WEEK WHEN A GUILTY MEE IS EXPECTED. THE JUDGE IS INDICATING HE WILL

One thought on “Woman Who Lost Arm Due To Drunk Boston Harbor Boater Says She Is Forever Changed

  • December 29, 2017 at 4:38 am
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    Lenient would be cutting the DUI boater's arm off.

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