“I love that dirty water. Boston, you’re my home.” These lyrics were sung by a band called the Standells back in 1967. Ironically, the members of the Standells were not actually from Boston when they produced that song. They started as a garage band in Los Angeles, California. That doesn’t mean that their trademark song is any less true for the people who are actually from Boston.
More than 250 years ago, Boston was one of the most important cities in the British colonies. Its location in Massachusetts Bay made it ideal for trade and commerce. The city is rife with important events in American history, and is considered to be the birthplace of the American Revolution. The infamous Sons of Liberty were the first patriots to rise up against the British Empire. They boldly declared their independence, and sought to inspire revolution throughout the colonies.
Nowadays, Boston still holds fast to its historical roots, and has also developed an identity as a strong, hardy people. After the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, its people unified and found strength in a time of tragedy and sorrow.
Despite the resilience of its people, Boston is still prone to many terrible personal injury accidents. Car accidents and truck accidents are particularly common and often cause significant injuries. In worse cases, these kinds of accidents may result in a wrongful death.
On March 11, 2015, a horrible accident took place in Boston at Charles Circle near the Liberty Hotel. According to CBS Boston, a 68-year-old woman was struck and killed by a Coca-Cola truck while crossing Cambridge Street. The woman was walking in the crosswalk and was on her way to the Liberty Hotel.
The driver, a 38-year-old Saugus man, showed no signs of impairment when interviewed by police. The identities of the driver and the female victim are being withheld by police for the privacy of the families. The truck crash remains under investigation.