Driving

By - 6/23/16 - 9:03 pm

Amanda Phillips, 27, of Cambridge, died today after being struck by a landscaping truck at Hampshire and Cambridge streets in Inman Square, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office and Cambridge Police report.

Phillips was hit around 12:17 p.m. and was taken to Massachusetts General, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said their investigation into the crash is "open and active."

By - 6/21/16 - 1:22 pm

A drenched citizen complains:

As I was driving down Commonwealth AVE between Clarendon and Berkley heading towards Arlington street with my windows open the sprinklers in the Commonwealth Mall went on soaking myself and the inside of my car with cold water. Someone might want to take a look at the sprinklers and recalibrate them.

By - 6/21/16 - 10:54 am
Copley cabs crash

Cara captured the scene in Copley Square where one cab driver rear-ended another.

By - 6/20/16 - 10:27 pm
Car with no wheels and obscenities scratched on it in Charlestown

When Rob O'Brien spotted this car without wheels in Monument Square in Charlestown tonight, he thought it might be related to another wheel theft in the area a few weeks ago. But then he noticed the keying and the "Fuck You" scratched into the paint and wondered if maybe this one was personal.

By - 6/20/16 - 8:01 pm

State transportation officials signed off today on a $20.4-million reconstruction project along a bicycle-unfriendly stretch of Commonwealth Avenue that will include dedicated bicycle lanes on both sides of the road and wider sidewalks on both sides. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 6:49 pm

Amanda Keane captured today's fiery vehicle, around 5:10 p.m. on I-93 south in Medford.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:42 am
Bad crash on Centre Street in West Roxbury

Shortly before 10 a.m. on Centre Street outside the little plaza with the West Roxbury Pharmacy and the Subway. A resident photographed the scene. The car involved in the crash is the one on the sidewalk.

By - 6/16/16 - 9:25 am
Car in Quincy Bay

Quincy Police photographed what happens when you forget: This car picked up enough steam rolling down a driveway to hop the seawall and end up in the water this morning. WBZ reports it happened on Shelton Road.

By - 6/15/16 - 12:37 pm
Flipped car in the Back Bay

Oops. Or as Rob Colonna writes, you might want to avoid the area for a bit.

By - 6/14/16 - 1:31 pm
Tipped over trailer unit in Allston

Dr. Ed spotted this tipped-over trailer at the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike shortly after 1 p.m., with what appeared to be dry ice just evaporating.

UPDATE Around 5:20 p.m., Johnny I reported a crew was still scooping up the dry ice.

By - 6/13/16 - 9:01 am
Remains of a car in Newton Corner

Remains of the car in Newton Corner. Photo by Wendingo.

Traffic was backed up for miles after a car caught fire at the height of rush hour westbound, just past Newton Corner.

By - 6/11/16 - 4:58 pm
Car in flames on I-93 in Boston

Nate Morrow captured a self-immolating car on I-93 south, just past the tunnel, around 4:15 p.m.

Caroline Cook watched the car burn from the Whole Foods parking lot: Read more.

By - 6/11/16 - 11:31 am
Burned out BMW in the North End

Outside 190 North St. last night. A 311 complaint this morning reads:

Totalled BMW set on fire last night

By - 6/9/16 - 4:36 pm
Truck peeled like a grape on Memorial Drive

Nick McNulty happened upon a newly shorn U-Haul with a driver who learned around 2 p.m. why they don't allow trucks on Memorial Drive, in this case, inbound under the Mass. Ave. bridge.

By - 6/3/16 - 9:20 am
Truck stuck on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Lisa Plesko reports:

Let the games begin! Memorial Drive at Mass Ave (plus MIT commencement).

By - 5/30/16 - 11:44 pm
Smoke from car fire on Prescott Street in East Boston

Leah Klein watched the smoke rise from a car fire on Prescott Street shortly before 6:30 p.m.

She got a little closer: Read more.

By - 5/29/16 - 12:12 pm
Reardon

New Hampshire State Police report arresting Sean Reardon, 36, of Dorchester, after saying they clocked him doing 128 on I-93 in the Lakes Region town of Ashland on a 2013 Suzuki GSXR 600:

Reardon was operating on a motorcycle learner’s permit at the time of the incident. Reardon was subsequently arrested and released and ordered to appear before the Plymouth Circuit Court on July 28, 2016 to answer to the charge of Reckless Operation.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/28/16 - 8:43 am

Dunkin' Donuts truck - think the driver can resist the lure of Storrow Drive?

By - 5/27/16 - 5:21 pm
Car on fire on I-93 in Milton

Adam Salsman photographed the car that burst into flames shortly befor 4 p.m. on I-93 south in Milton.