Driving

By - 2/24/18 - 11:06 am
Crash on American Legion Highway

The flipped over car. Photo by Abner Bonilla.

Police are looking for a driver who crashed into another car on American Legion Highway at Mt. Hope Street Wednesday afternoon - hard enough to flip the other car over.

The crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. when the driver - whom police say had been spotted speeding and driving erratically moments before - plowed into a car whose driver was turning left onto Mt. Hope. The driver, whose vehicle had been reported stolen, stopped and helped the other driver - who was not injured - out of the car, then walked away.

By - 2/24/18 - 10:51 am

State Police report they are investigating a crash on Rte. 16 in Somerville last night that ended with a woman being dragged down Rte. 16 for a quarter mile. Read more.

By - 2/23/18 - 8:15 pm

Alertpageboston reports a pedestrian was struck shortly before 6:30 p.m. at Broadway and H Street. The BPD homicide and fatal-accident units were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:52 am
Owl in the O'Neill Tunnel

Updated.

A snowy owl that somehow got into the O'Neill Tunnel fared little better than Larry the Turkey: Mass. Environmental Police report the bird was scooped up near the Government Center exit yesterday and rushed to the Tufts wildlife clinic in Grafton for treatment. The Globe reports the bird died.

By - 2/21/18 - 11:59 pm

MassDOT reports the person was on I-93 northbound near Savin Hill tonight. The road northbound was shut and traffic diverted onto Morrissey Boulevard. One lane on I-93 south was also shut.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:19 am

Increasing parking-meter fees from $1.25 to $3.75 an hour in the Back Bay last year meant faster turnover of spaces, letting more people use them - and reducing congestion on local roads by helping curb double parking, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 7:43 pm

Paul Nutting videoed the riders who normally cause problems on Boston's narrower streets and avenues going out for a spin on Morrissey before getting on I-93 in Dorchester. Jesskowski reports about ten riders stunting as they got on the highway around 6:30 p.m.

By - 2/20/18 - 12:18 pm

WCVB gets a hold of a list of people who have heavily discounted spaces in the state-owned Haymarket garage - and a lot aren't North End residents like they're supposed to be:

One person on the list is a doctor who lives in a million-dollar home in the suburbs. Her office is downtown, but not in the North End.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/17/18 - 11:12 am
Anna's Taqueria after car crash

KMV surveyed the damage at Anna's Taqueria on Harvard Street after somebody drove into it early this morning. No injuries, at least, he reports.

By - 2/17/18 - 11:03 am
Car turned turtle in Roslindale

Travel New England ran across this car almost on its back on Archdale Road in Roslindale this morning.

By - 2/16/18 - 6:08 pm
Larry the Turkey

"OK, who's next?!?" Larry gobbled angrily at Maribeth Scott this afternoon.

Two DCR employees with nets learned not to tangle with Larry the Turkey today - he beaked off their attempts to capture him and get him away from his haunts in the middle of the intersection of Baker Street and VFW Parkway this afternoon, according to a discussion on the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 5:41 pm

Larry, the formerly peaceful turkey turned fire-spitting hellspawn by a misguided, if well meaning motorist, is upping his game - and his attacks on cars at VFW Parkway and Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/14/18 - 5:04 pm
Subaru pushed down fence at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Gretchen Van Ness captured the scene at the Jamaica Plain Whole Foods this afternoon, where somebody managed to push down a fence in the parking lot and then a tree planted on Centre Street. No injuries, although a woman who had been on the sidewalk just a few feet away was shaken up.

By - 2/14/18 - 10:07 am
Smashed truck on Soldiers Field Road

Josh Jacobs couldn't help but admire this bucket-truck storrowing on Soldiers Field Road at North Harvard Street shortly before 9:30 a.m.

H/t ThatGuy for the headline.

By - 2/13/18 - 12:00 pm

NBC Boston reports the two were crossing at Tremont Street and Malcolm X Boulevard when hit by a car in a crash that involved a car crashing into a traffic-light pole.

By - 2/10/18 - 6:05 pm

Just north of Washington Street, shortly after 4:30 p.m. Peter Amstutz reports one person was taken away in an ambulance, another appeared to walk away.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:55 am

Lizi Bennett asks:

A friend needs a mechanic in the Cambridge area. Any leads?

By - 2/9/18 - 8:45 am

The Crimson reports that after reducing the speed limit in city squares from 30 to 25 in 2016, Cambridge will lower the square speed again, to 20, as part of an effort to reduce traffic collisions and fatalities.