The 16-year-old Jamaica Plain girl, allegedly driving her mom's mini-van without permission, was arraigned this morning in West Roxbury District Court on a variety of charges related to an Oct. 8 incident that sent a 65-year-old man to the hospital for three weeks with severe injuries that required surgery and skin grafts, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge Terry Craven released the... Read more
Dave Daniels reports on a recent incident in Kenmore Square - and posts a photo of the bowlegged bicyclist who nearly hit him:
He was weaving back and forth from one side of the sidewalk to the other. I don't know if he had "issues", was on some sort of mind-altering substance, or just an idiot.... Read more
A rich money manager driving his Mercedes hits a cyclist, a surgeon, and keeps going. He pulls over a few miles down the road to phone in a report of damage to his vehicle and asks that his car be towed. He does not ask for law enforcement assistance or emergency medical care for cyclist.
The police arrest the driver later but the District... Read more
Wicked Local reports on a a bike-vs-pedestrian crash near BC in Newton the other day, adds:
Bicyclists lose a lot of credibility for their deserved gripes about cars not sharing the road when they are running people down in crosswalks.
Brookline Patch reports that after the bicyclist became disengaged, the driver sped off. Victim sustained serious injuries in the 1 p.m. incident
A state task force meets Wednesday to consider possible options for re-aligning the venerable bridge as part of the state's $255-million repair program.
Jeff Cutler reports from City Hall Plaza this morning:
Dan Kennedy shows off what he has to wear around his arm for the next week or so following surgery for the shattered elbow he got in a bicycle accident (no, no cars were involved). The Percocets help immensely, he types with his one good arm.
The Globe reports on the parking-lot incident at the South Shore Plaza.
Wicked Local Newton reports a 13-year-old boy was crossing with the light at Waltham and Washington streets around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday when a car plowed through the intersection and hit him. He went to the hospital as a precaution; the driver fled after first checking on him.
Neal Simpson, editor of the Brookline Patch hyperlocal site, scoops the major media sites (apparently) with a story about a driver who was so pissed off with a bicyclist (who he accused of damaging his car) that he tried to run him down by driving through part of the Olmsted Park.
Police say Robert Nicosia, 66, sped through the park... Read more