Duck boat company: Driver in crash had ‘exemplary’ record

Driver found at fault for 2003 accident, was cited 10 times for speeding

Duck Tour Death
Investigators work the scene of an accident involving a Duck Boat on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Boston. A woman has died after the scooter she was driving was struck by an amphibious sightseeing vehicle in downtown Boston. A city police department spokeswoman said the woman and her male passenger were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where the woman died from her injuries. The passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries. (Jonathan Wiggs /The Boston Globe via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Duck Tours says the driver of the amphibious sightseeing vehicle that collided with a scooter in Boston, killing a woman, had an “exemplary record” during his six years with the company.

A Boston Duck Tours spokesman said in a statement Tuesday the company last reviewed the employee’s driving record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in March.

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The statement says the driver involved in the crash has been suspended. The spokesman didn’t comment further when asked about details of the employee’s driving record.

Records released by the RMV show the driver has been cited for speeding 10 times and found at fault in a 2003 accident. The records don’t indicate which vehicle the driver was operating.

The collision Saturday near Boston Common killed 28-year-old Allison Warmuth.

No charges have been filed.


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