Driving

By - 8/19/16 - 3:21 pm
Myopia Road in Hyde Park

We were not disappointed in our hunt for this Myopia Road sign in Hyde Park.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:58 am

Update: Bail set at $5,000.

Boston Police charge a Needham woman without a driver's license ran a red light and plowed into a group of pedestrians, sending three to the hospital - after good Samaritans lifted the woman's car off them. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 10:11 pm
Crash in Andrew Square, South Boston

Aftermath of the crash. Photo by MB.

Ed. note: Headline changed until I get a definite answer on the state of the injured person.

Around 10 p.m. at Dorchester Street and Old Colony Avenue, involving two cars. MB reports one of the cars blew through a red light. The homicide unit was called in - routine for unexpected deaths or cases where somebody is near death - and officers from other districts have been called in to shut down roads in the area.

FTC131 also saw the aftermath of the crash: Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 5:28 pm
Ryder truck stuck on Storrow Drive

Alex Carlson reports drivers stuck on Storrow Drive inbound can think the yutz who at least had the good graces not to storrow himself just past Cambridge Street but who is now trying to back his Ryder truck.

By - 8/18/16 - 12:31 pm
Crash at School and Washington streets in downtown Boston

School and Washington. Photo by Mark Novak.

UPDATE: Driver faces charges.

A driver from Needham in a New Jersey car hit at least three pedestrians around noon at School and Washington streets downtown, then got out of her car and ran away.

WalkBoston reports that one of the first people at the scene was a man dressed as a Minuteman, who opened the car's driver-side door - only to see the woman driver bound away. When police arrived, he pointed out her direction of flight. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 10:41 pm

State Police report the driver of a pickup swerved off Enneking Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation and into a tree around 5:40 p.m. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 6:46 pm
Last Longfellow Bridge tower back in place

Photo via MassDOT.

MassDOT reports construction workers finished topping off the last of the Longfellow Bridge's iconic shakers today when they re-attached the top, or capstone, of the tower closest to the Museum of Science on the Boston side. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 9:54 am
Car on fire at Quincy supermarket

Alvin Nguyen was at the Hannaford on Hancock Street around 9:20 a.m. when this car caught fire.

By - 8/13/16 - 11:28 pm

Around 11 p.m. at Warren and Intervale streets. The victim's injuries were bad enough to have the homicide unit brought in, just in case.

By - 8/13/16 - 10:38 pm

UPDATE, 8 p.m., Sunday: Victim remains in critical condition.

State Police report a pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision around 7:50 p.m. on Day Boulevard just north of Moakley Park.

Day Boulevard was shut from the rotary to the McCormack Bath House for the investigation.

By - 8/12/16 - 11:17 am

But that could end starting tonight. District C-6 Capt. Joseph Boyle promised Newmarket Square merchants today he'll have officers assigned to the square tonight to break up the Friday-night races before they begin. Read more.

By - 8/11/16 - 10:05 am

Mayor Walsh's office reports a new law signed by Gov. Baker this week will let Boston reduce its default speed limit on most roads to 25 m.p.h. - and that he plans to work with the DPW and the city council to do that as speedily as possible. Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 10:21 am

State Police report an Allston man died after his Jeep rolled over onto the median on 128 north near Grove Street around 2:15 a.m. today.

Jack Jardin, 21, was rushed to Mass. General, where he died, State Police say, adding they are still trying to determine why he lost control of the vehicle.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:04 pm

A pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance after a crash around 11:30 a.m. at Cummins Highway and Lindall Street. Read more.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:03 pm
Flipped car in Roslindale

Annemarie Walsh shows us the car turned turtle shortly before 10:30 p.m., on Washington Street at Averton in Roslindale. She says the car flipped after the driver hit a car parked in front of JJ Brannelly's. People rushed to pull him out and he was able to stand up as EMTs arrived, she adds.

By - 7/29/16 - 12:26 pm

A fed-up citizen complains:

Every day at rush hour, the good drivers wait in the right lane to go onto Storrow. The bad drivers go in the middle lane right until the bridge then try and merge into the right lane. This causes so must traffic, causing the traffic from one end of the museum to the other to take 25 minutes. Please spend some time thinking how to resolve. Signage is clear, people are just being greedy drivers. Perhaps cones dividing the right lane from the center so they can not merge so late? Sincerely, a good driver who just wants to get home without becoming a bad driver.

By - 7/27/16 - 2:31 pm
Exploding car in Longwood Medical Area

Bikeyface was among the people watching a car go up in flames on Brookline Avenue at Longwood around 2:15 p.m. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:28 pm

Around 2 a.m., Liam Stapleton, 38, of Revere, drove into a work site in the Callahan Tunnel, causing damage to equipment, but, unlike in similar recent crashes, no injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:28 am
Sign on I-93 changed to reflect actual distance to Mass Ave and Zakim Bridge

Last Thursday, David Innis tweeted to MassDOT that something was amiss on this sign on I-93 south at the Somerville/Medford line - and not just that no times were showing up - because the Zakim and Mass. Ave. are nowhere near each other. By this morning, as you can see from the lower photo, the state had fixed the distance. Now if they can only get the time thing working (MassDOT says they're working on that).

By - 7/23/16 - 8:45 am
Car in flames in Somerville

Laurie Beth Brunner was in the Twin City Plaza McDonald's yesterday when a car parked right outside went up in flames. She captured the transition from ride home to burned out hulk, which took just a few minutes. She reports Somerville firefighters arrived quickly and that the driver got out of the car safely.