Driving

By - 5/27/14 - 10:21 am
Crash on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton

Photo by State Police.

State Police report no serious injuries in a three-car smash-up shortly before 8 a.m. on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Turnpike in Newton Corner

By - 5/23/14 - 1:07 pm
Car fire on Storrow Drive

Thomas Ozbolt photographed the car at the height of the fire, around 12:45 p.m. on the wesbound side between Arlington and Berkeley.

By - 5/23/14 - 12:51 pm
Car into VA hospital

The sign does say "24 Hour Entrance." Photo by BFD.

Updated.

The Boston Fire Department reports an elderly man drove his car into a mechanical room at the VA hospital on VFW Parkway around 12:25 p.m. The man was taken out and brought to the hospital emergency room, where doctors found no serious injuries.

The car did not structural damage to the building, the department says.... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 10:56 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports Mayor Walsh has basically thrown up his hands and said there's nothing he can do to stop state plans to tear down the Casey Overpass and replace it with surface roads because, you know, it's state land and the state can do what it wants with its land. Meanwhile, the Gazette adds opponents of teardown, who want the... Read more

By - 5/23/14 - 8:15 am

BostonPoop reports on a collision this morning:

Some guy just crashed into a RotoRooter vehicle on Cambridge Street. Looks like their day just went down the drain.

By - 5/22/14 - 3:57 pm

At 3:38 p.m., Adam Frederick advised:

If at all costs avoid 128 in both directions. It's a parking lot.

Another motorist reported not long after that 93 north was the same.

By - 5/21/14 - 11:26 pm

Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports.

I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.

By - 5/21/14 - 7:51 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

For the second morning in a row, Jason Rowe got to photograph a truck whose driver couldn't negotiate the tight turn under Rte. 1A at Neptune Road - the turn that's marked with a no-turn sign for tractor trailers that's apparently written in symbols too complex for some drivers to understand, as Kdabbler shows us:

By - 5/21/14 - 7:47 am
Bus on Storrow Drive

Troublewithtribbles shows us Storrow Drive inbound late yesterday afternoon after another bus driver decided he was really driving a car.

The day before:
Storrowing averted in Allston.

Copyright Troublewithtribbles. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 12:56 pm

The Globe reports the driver of that ill-fated 57 bus told investigators she was in the middle of a bad sneezing fit when she nearly plunged the vehicle onto the turnpike, but that her story is kinda contradicted by surveillance video from the bus, which apparently shows her with her cell phone in her hand and which is one of the reasons she... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 9:37 am
Bus crash in Newton

The Newton Fire Department posted this photo of a school bus that smacked into a house at 549 Dedham St. this morning. No students were on the bus, nobody was home and there were no injuries, the department reports.

By - 5/20/14 - 7:34 am
Smushed truck on Bennington Street in East Boston

Jason Rowe came upon this jacknifed and crushed truck at Neptune Road and Bennington Street in East Boston around 7 a.m., reports traffic is, as you might expect, a mess.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m. Dave Barboza reports traffic is backed up to Hermon Street in Winthrop.... Read more

By - 5/19/14 - 6:22 pm
Bus on Storrow Drive, where it shouldn't be

Back 'er up slowly, bub. See it larger.

Peter Recore was on the bike path in Allston around 5 p.m. when he spotted this big bus on Storrow Drive at the Cambridge Street off ramp - slowly backing up with the help of state troopers, one of whom was no doubt writing a ticket out for being a dumbass.

By - 5/18/14 - 8:42 am

On Sycamore Street near Florence Street. Lucy Fitzgerald reports:

Drunk driver hit four + cars at 450 this am on sycamore in Rozzie. Shook the house. Pushed one car up onto lawn of house.

By - 5/16/14 - 3:52 pm
Crash on I-93 in Medford

I-93 crash. Photo by Mark Eichen.

State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.

By - 5/16/14 - 8:36 am

Waiting for a B trolley? At 8:20, Douglas Tetrault reported:

B line train just took the front end off a car crossing the South Street tracks. B-liners beware

"Expect delay," Transit Police confirm.

By - 5/13/14 - 2:48 pm

research and common sense say that slowly rolling through a stop sign on a bike shouldn't be illegal, Vox

Please read the article before you engage in the debate.

By - 5/12/14 - 9:35 pm

Around 8:20 p.m. at the Jamaicaway and Bynner Street. Nine prisoners in the sheriff's department vehilce were injured, five of them badly enough to require an ambulance to a local hospital, per Boston EMS Incidents and Alert New England.

By - 5/12/14 - 8:33 pm

Arlington Police report Chief Frederick Ryan was driving down Grove Street around 5:30 p.m. when he spotted a car coming down the road on the wrong side - followed by a man in another car, honking at her in a vain attempt to get her to stop.

Ryan turned on the emergency lights on his undercover car and forced Brenda Drinkwater, 60, of Revere,... Read more

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