Quincy mother fatally struck by car, husband charged


QUINCY (AP) – A 48-year-old Quincy man accused of killing his wife and injuring his adult son after hitting them with a car was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail.

Michael Rivard was arraigned on Monday on charges, including motor vehicle homicide, operating a motor vehicle after revocation, and impeded operation of a motor vehicle.

A judge revoked Rivard's bail in an earlier case and set the bail in the new case at Rivard's arraignment in Quincy District Court.

Police said Rivard ran over his wife, Beatrice Rivard, and son while they were walking on a sidewalk near their Sea Street home around 8 a.m. on Monday.

Witnesses said emergency crews had to use a hydraulic jack to lift the car off Beatrice Rivard, while the couple's son was trapped against a utility pole. A neighbor said Rivard seemed horrified after the accident.