Pre-school Teacher Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Jul 11, 2010 @ 07:36 PM

BRAINTREE — A pre-school teacher was killed after being flung from the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle in Somerville on Friday night.

Sinead M. Lovett, 29, of Braintree, was a passenger on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle that Richard Migliacci, 37, of Somerville, crashed into a curb on Route 28 south, said State Police Lt. David Wilson. State Police arrived at the scene at 9:10 p.m.

Lovett and Migliacci were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where she was pronounced dead, said Wilson.

Migliacci remains at the hospital in “fair” condition, according to Stacy Neale, Media Relations Officer for Massachusetts General Hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, said Wilson.

“Physically he’s doing better, but emotionally he’s suffering,” said Diana Moore, Migliacci’s mother.

“He had to be sedated when he found out she died,” she said.

Migliacci told his mother that he struggled to maneuver around cars and hit a road island.

The couple had been together for about a year and Friday’s drive was the first motorcycle trip the couple had in a while. Both were wearing helmets, said Moore.

“People should be more alert of motorcycles,” Moore said.

Moore described Lovett, a pre-school teacher, as “kind-hearted” and “funny.”

“It’s so devastating for him. He wanted to marry her. He loved her so much and of course he feels like it’s his fault,” she said.

Migliacci underwent surgery the night of the accident, said Moore. He suffered brain damage, kidney and bladder failure, a fractured hip and his stomach was torn open, but he is expected to make a full recovery, said Moore.

“But it’s his mind. He’ll never be the same,” she said.