Driving

By - 12/16/14 - 3:41 pm

Arlington Police report a Salvation Army bell ringer outside the Walgreens at 1425 Mass. Ave. was pinned under a car around 12:45 p.m. when the driver, an 87-year-old Arlington man, mistook its front doors and awning for a drive-thru window.

Police say the bell ringer, a 50-year-oldn Boston man, was taken to the hospital with leg injuries that are serious but not life-threatening, after a... Read more

By - 12/12/14 - 8:56 pm
Washington Street just south of Forest Hills

A concerned citizen complains about the way those extra parking spaces were added to Washington Street south of Forest Hills, creating a sudden swerve on an otherwise straight road:

Truck parked completely blocking bike lane because the parking spots along the side of the road are still there. Please get rid of the parking on the street in front of the harvest co-op. It

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By - 12/12/14 - 7:35 pm
Flipped car on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston

Tom Reiner photographed the car that flipped on the turnpike under Mass. Ave. and Boylston Street around 7 p.m. He reports there didn't seem to be any injuries.

By - 12/12/14 - 10:09 am
Truck fire on 128 south

State Police report a truck that self immolated around 9 a.m. on 128 south at the Reading/Stoneham line forced a shutdown of the southbound side of the highway. All lanes were reopened shortly after 10 a.m.

By - 12/10/14 - 5:54 pm
Generator outside South Station

Jed Hresko captured a crew hooking up a generator to get the traffic lights around South Station working again after they went out right at rush hour.

By - 12/10/14 - 3:53 pm
Car on fire on Storrow Drive

Patrick Marshall captured the moment when a car near the inbound end of Storrow Drive burst into flames, around 3:15 p.m.

By - 12/9/14 - 1:55 pm

Boston Magazine reports how Herb Chambers did just that with some spaces in front of his dealership on Comm. Ave. in Allston.

By - 12/9/14 - 8:15 am

Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports:

Tire thefts are up in the city with newer Hondas being targeted most frequently.

By - 12/8/14 - 1:28 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports that around 4 a.m. yesterday, police found a car outside 840 Summer St. with the engine, radio and wipers all running but "nobody in it, blood all over the steering wheel."

About 3 1/2 hours later, he reports, officers found the owner, who "stated he spent the night in the hospital and doesn't know what happened."... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 10:49 am
Concrete spill in Somerville on I-93

State Police report a truck lost some concrete on I-93 northbound at exit 29 sometime after 10 a.m., forcing troopers to close all but the left lane while a crew cleaned up the mess.

By - 12/6/14 - 12:54 pm

WBZ reports a woman crossing Washington Street a couple blocks north of the entrance to the Dedham Mall was fatally hit by a car heading into Dedham - whose driver just kept on going - around 10:45 p.m. on Friday.

Dedham Police report they are looking for:

A 2000-2006 Ford Escape - passenger side headlight and side mirror damage.

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By - 12/6/14 - 11:47 am

WHDH reports the state is rescinding its only-one-in-the-nation ban on gas pump clips - those things that let you set the gas pump going and then keep on going without you having to hold onto the trigger.

By - 12/1/14 - 11:10 pm
Crash at Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street in Allston

Roving UHub photographer Stephen Hartman happened upon the latest crash, around 6:30 p.m., at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Allston Street, where the traffic signals exert a strange pull on motor vehicles.

Earlier:
Another driver proves unable to handle awkward Allston intersection, 1/10/14.
Comm. Ave. speeder takes out traffic-control box, wakes up half the neighborhood, 8/13/13.
Another crash, 5/22/12.... Read more

By - 12/1/14 - 7:31 am
Car on fire on I-93 exit ramp

Car flambe. Photo by Kevon.

Firefighters from Boston and Somerville rushed to I-93 north around 7:15 a.m. when a car burst into flames on the Exit 26 ramp just past the Zakim. By the time they got there, however, the car was fully involved. And traffic was a mess.

By - 11/28/14 - 10:41 am

Aram Boghosian photographed the SUV that plowed into the Brass Union in Union Square shortly before 11 p.m. on Thursday.

H/t Ron Newman.

By - 11/27/14 - 6:58 pm
BMW at a hydrant in the South End

Barely two weeks after a photo of a BMW at a hydrant on Rutland Street during a fire went national, Tim W. finds a BMW parked in front of a hydrant on Rutland Street. At least it's a different hydrant this time.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:43 pm

The North End Regional Review shows us the proposed replacement for the old bridge between the North End and Charlestown. The city hopes to begin replacement in 2016.

By - 11/27/14 - 12:26 pm

Boston Police report a man, believed to be in his 50s, was hit at American Legion Highway and Blue Hill Avenue by a car whose driver just kept right on going, around 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking for a black Lincoln Town Car, last seen heading outbound... Read more

By - 11/26/14 - 1:23 pm
No spacesavers in the South End

The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent.

And instant: Roving members of the neighborhood's many civic groups will be going around collecting any space savers they see.

Although in some other Boston neighborhoods

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