Driving

By - 3/18/16 - 9:17 pm
Two buses, two cars in Huntington Avenue crash

Matthew shows us the "horrific multi-car, multi-bus accident" on Huntington Avenue in front of the Star Market and the Marriott around 8.15 p.m.

WFXT reports the charter bus hit several cars before crashing into the MBTA bus. Injuries, but all minor.

By - 3/18/16 - 7:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting two men after officers watched them "riding two dirt bikes at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting several pedestrians and other vehicles while weaving through lanes of traffic in the area of Seaver Street and Blue Hill Avenue" around 3:40 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 3/16/16 - 10:53 pm
Car crash on Commonwealth Avenue in Allston

Zef shows us the aftermath of a head-on crash on the outbound side of Commonwealth Avenue near Allston Street (Allston's vortex of doom, of course), around 10:45 p.m.

Both outbound lanes blocked by police cruiser. One inbound lane taken up by fire trucks.

UPDATE: Zef reports that one outbound driver, impatient at the delays, tried to get around the scene by driving on the inbound side of Comm. Ave. - where he was promptly chased and stopped by police.

By - 3/16/16 - 5:09 pm

M.L. reports seeing a weird, teensy-tiny little purple car on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge today, headed towards MIT (of course). Corinne replies with the above photo. Anybody know more about it?

By - 3/15/16 - 6:19 pm

Dorothy Steele, 77, of Cambridge, who was in her wheelchair on Columbia Street when hit head on by a car on Feb. 2, has died of injuries from the crash, Cambridge Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report.

Police identified the driver of the car a few days later as Henry Park, 62, of Somerville. Authorities say he will now be charged with leaving the scene of a personal-injury crash causing death. An arraignment date has not been set.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/15/16 - 10:37 am

Mayor Walsh wants to expand a pilot program in Charlestown in which the city increased the fine for curbside parking on street-sweeping days from $40 to $90 and in exchange stopped towing cars whose owners left them there anyway. Read more.

By - 3/14/16 - 3:42 pm
Potholes in Boston

Lissa Harris, formerly a crusading Boston-area reporter (and now a crusading Catskills reporter), returned to the Hub today only to promptly blow out a tire on one of our famous potholes near the Allston/Cambridge exit on the turnpike - immediately followed by two more motorists whose tires also got blown out.

UPDATE: Harris reports the blown-tire count is now up to four. The tow truck also hit the pothole, but "he's got better tires, though."

By - 3/12/16 - 8:23 pm

State Police report two cars were hit when the rear wheels fell off a dump truck going south near exit 26 in Waltham around 11:10 a.m. Read more.

By - 3/11/16 - 9:31 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the city has approved a resident permit system for the East Boston neighborhood; reports that among the opponents are the owners of Rino’s Place, who wonder where their customers will park now.

By - 3/10/16 - 6:27 am
Oak Square crash

Shane Doherty shows us the aftermath of a multi-car crash in Brighton's Oak Square that involved just one driver:

The truck was flying and smashed into 4 cars, then the driver took off running!

By - 3/9/16 - 8:48 pm
Neponset Circle by the Neponset River Bridge

Stanley Staco reports Boston and Quincy firefighters started searching the Neponset River Bridge - and the river under it - shortly after 8 p.m. They are now searching the water past the bridge in Dorchester Bay

Megs was among the drivers who got stuck in the resulting traffic jam at Neponset Circle.

By - 3/9/16 - 7:33 pm

State Police report a Milton 18-year-old crossing Brush Hill Road at Aberdeen Road around 3:30 p.m. was struck and killed by a Jeep driven by a Hyde Park man.

State Police say the driver tried to swerve into the median to avoid the woman. The driver stayed at the scene, State Police say, adding that while no charges have been brought, the crash remains under investigation.

By - 3/8/16 - 5:04 pm
Searching the Charles River

Tim watched some of the first responders searching the Charles around 4:30 p.m. Nick Gillham reported they were looking for somebody who might have jumped. Traffic was backed up in both directions.

By - 3/7/16 - 8:52 pm
Flipped car on Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton

Richard Murray happened upon the aftermath of whatever the hell caused this car to flip on Comm. Ave. at Colborne in Brighton around 7:30 p.m.

Earlier in the day, a car completely flipped at Welles and Washington in Dorchester.

And, of course, there was yesterday's car turned turtle on Soldiers Field Road.

By - 3/6/16 - 12:38 pm
Red car flipped on Soldiers Field Drive in Brighton

Paul the roving UHub photographer spotted this car-turned-turtle this morning on Soldiers Field Road by the Eliot Bridge in Brighton, around 11:10 a.m. He reports the driver got out by herself, seemed OK and that when he called 911, they reported police were already aware.

By - 3/3/16 - 7:50 pm

This just in on the hit-and-run crash that put a 77-year-old woman in the hospital early Sunday:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas have announced that they have located the suspect vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run crash involving an individual in a wheelchair early Sunday morning at approximately 4:40 a.m. They have also identified a Somerville resident as the driver of the car. This remains an open and active investigation and no charges have yet been filed.

By - 3/2/16 - 3:36 pm
Car sought for hit and run in Cambridge

Surveillance photo via CPD.

Cambridge Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a 77-year-old woman in a wheelchair early Sunday on Columbia Street near Lincoln Street, then drove off, leaving her with critical injuries for which she is still hospitalized. Read more.

By - 3/2/16 - 2:50 pm
Burned bus on the Massachusetts Turnpike

The remains of the bus. Photo by Westboro FD.

State Police report the bus, an unmarked charter carrying 50 people, burst into flames on the turnpike westbound in Southboro at the Westboro line. Everybody got out safely; no immediate word on the status of luggage.

By - 3/1/16 - 7:33 pm
Sweet Tomatoes crash

Sweet Tomatoes scene. Photo by Echoplex.

WCVB reports two people inside Sweet Tomatoes, 1279 Washington St., in West Newton, died when an SUV crashed into the restaurant tonight - and that seven other people were injured.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.