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
Thomas Ozbolt photographed the car at the height of the fire, around 12:45 p.m. on the wesbound side between Arlington and Berkeley.
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
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
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.
Near Mass. General, inbound, around 2:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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