Boston Protective Company

Boston Protective Company

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The Boston Protective Co. was made defendant in suits filed Oct. 6 for $110,000 as the result of an accident on the night of May 20 in Brookline, when one of the company’s motor wagons on the way to a fire crashed into an automobile owned by James E. Rothwell, of Newton, and threw him. his wife and son out of the machine, badly injuring all of them. Mr. Rothwell brings two suits, the first for personal injuries and for damages to his automobile, for which he asks $50,000. In another action, for injuries to his wife and for the loss of her society and attention, he sues for $25,000. Mrs. Rothwell asks for $50,000. alleging to have been severely injured and rendered unconscious at the time of the accident. The son asks for $10,000 damages for injuries, and the chauffeur seeks to recover $5,000 for injuries. In his declaration Mr. Rothwell states that the Boston Protective Co., being a corporation doing business in the city of Boston, has no right of way on the streets of Brookline, and that it violated the law by traveling through the town late at night at an excessive rate of speed. He further says that the rules in regard to the speed laws in Brookline, which were posted upon a tree at the point where the accident occurred, were violated. The town of Brookline is nearly all surrounded by the city of Boston, and to reach many Boston fires the apparatus of that city has to pass through Brookline.

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