Driving

By - 6/26/14 - 1:50 pm

An annoyed citizen complains about what has become a nightly ritual on Haynes Street in East Boston:

Commercial vehicle in resident parking, vehicle is parked overnight, everynight, shows up and struggles to parrellel park for 15-20 minutes with loud back-up beeper despite scores of neighbors screaming and yelling at him. He swears at them and walks away.

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By - 6/26/14 - 9:31 am
Soldiers Field Road crash

J Goddell had plenty of time to ponder this crash on Soldiers Field Road outbound, near the Harvard Bridge around 8:30 this morning.

By - 6/25/14 - 5:30 pm
Truck on Storrow Drive
Truck driver

Roving UHub photographer Raymond wasn't doing much roving around 7:30 this morning thanks to the driver of a box truck who decided those "CARS ONLY" signs only applied to other truck drivers, not him.

Drivers no doubt appreciated his help in motioning them to form a single lane to get around his vehicle, parked in the right lane inbound, just past the Cambridge Street entrance... Read more

By - 6/24/14 - 3:31 pm

A concerned citizen complains about South Street in Roslindale Square by the wallpaper store now that the street has a bicycle lane:

When a car is stopped for a pedestrian at this crosswalk, other motorists will often illegally use part of the bike lane to overtake - I've seen numerous almost-collisions at this location. This is a high pedestrian area. This needs to be

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By - 6/23/14 - 5:44 pm

UPDATE update: Not charged, as authorities try to figure out who was really driving.

UPDATE, Tuesday a.m.: Ghuzlan Alghazali will be arraigned this morning in Boston Municipal Court on two counts of motor vehicle homicide, one count of negligent operation of a motor vehicle and one count of unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

WCVB reports the... Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 3:44 pm

Those blinkah messages were so wicked successful state officials have decided to hold a contest for new messages on the signs.

The idea is to promote driving safety, of course, but, still, Tom Bruno should get an honorable mention, at the very least, for his proposal:

DUNKIN DONUTS NEXT 300 EXITS

#dotspeak is the place to see suggestions, but what about... Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 11:31 pm
Campbell

Updated, Sunday, 12 p.m.

Two Brookline residents walking down Beacon Street in the Back Bay died when a driver ran a red light at Fairfield Street around 9:15 p.m., got into a crash with two other vehicles, rolled over, then hit them, according to WCVB and Boston Police.

John Lanzillotti, 28, of Brookline, who worked for the Red Sox, was declared dead at... Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 11:09 pm

There was a really awful accident when we got home tonight that apparently had just happened. I went to investigate and found a flipped SUV and some shaken up people. It would seem that one person perished while others were severely injured. I also noticed a child's seat on the ground next to the flipped car which was also very concerning. It happened at Fairfield... Read more

By - 6/20/14 - 8:05 am

But they don't run into abutments and go "ow!" OK, not much of a joke.

Around 11:45 p.m. yesterday, KiloWhisky reports, a bus driver decided that "CARS ONLY" sign obviously didn't refer to him and tried to get on Storrow Drive inbound at Fenway. He didn't get far before realizing the error of his ways. The ramp was closed while State Police helped guide... Read more

By - 6/17/14 - 10:08 am

Two cars collided at the corners of Tremont and West Canton streets today at around 9:30 a.m.

One of the drivers had no visible injuries but was taken away by ambulance. I didn't see what happened to the other driver.

By - 6/16/14 - 9:01 am

Around 8:45 a.m. into a triple decker at 23 M St.. The driver was injured; the building inspector was requested to check damage to the foundation.

Photo by Carl Stevens at WBZ.

By - 6/16/14 - 8:38 am
A Brazil pickup truck in East Somerville

One guess whom this guy is backing in the World Cup. Spotted by Dan Meade in East Somerville yesterday.

Copyright Dan Meade. Tagged as universalhub on Flicker.

By - 6/15/14 - 9:30 pm
Memorial Driver crash

Overturned car on the right.

Santiago happened upon a crash involving a taxi and a car shortly after 9 p.m. at Mass. Ave. in Cambridge at an entrance to Memorial Drive.

Yesterday:
Car turns turtle on Storrow Drive.

By - 6/14/14 - 8:07 pm
Overturned car on Storrow Drive

Martin Lieberman spotted this overturned car on Storrow Drive inbound shortly before 8 p.m., says the driver reported he was OK.

Laura Manning reports she heard the incident from her window, says there was "a solid three seconds of brakes" before the crash. She adds "dude got cuffed" by State Police.... Read more

By - 6/12/14 - 2:18 pm

Ezra Finney reports on an incident around 10:10 p.m. yesterday in Cambridge:

I was riding south on Prospect Street in Cambridge with a green light at Harvard Street. There was a car in the oncoming lane with its left turn signal on. I have a bright white flashing front light on my bike, and clearly had the right of way, so I continued across

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By - 6/12/14 - 10:35 am
Truck on Storrow Drive

Tommy Von was among the motorists who had to just sit there as State Police cleared a path for a truck driver to slowly back his stupid truck off the road shortly after 10 a.m. But on the bright side, at least the guy didn't splatter the contents of his truck all over the road by slamming into a bridge or something.... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 3:10 pm

Capt. John Greland at C-6 reports that around 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, a motorist took exception, by way of his fist, to a bicyclist obeying traffic rules at Dorchester Avenue and Columbia Road.

Greland says the motorist, apparently headed straight, beeped at the bicyclist in front of him. When the bicyclist refused to move and told him the light was red, the driver got... Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 12:52 pm

MassDOT said today it's begun firing up the new toll system that will replace the current Tobin toll plaza this summer:

The cameras and technology, necessary to collect tolls at the posted speed limit, are in place as motorists exit the Tobin Bridge to Rutherford Ave or Interstate 93 (customers may notice a flash associated with this testing). MassDOT will work to limit the intensity

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By - 6/4/14 - 11:01 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today Suffolk County prosecutors can't use the results of breath tests that showed an Arlington man was at least 1.5 times over the legal alcohol limit when he allegedly drove his pickup into a Boston Police prisoner wagon in the South End early on April 20, 2012.

Pauric Houragan blew .121 and .143 on two breath tests after the crash... Read more

By - 5/30/14 - 5:37 pm

I-95 southbound is shut at rush hour due to what State Police report is a collision with life-threatening injuries at Exit 11 (Neponset Street).

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