Driving

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.

By - 2/27/16 - 8:35 pm

Boston Police report arresting a man for a road-rage incident in the South End this afternoon. Read more.

By - 2/27/16 - 7:14 am

State Police report a man and a woman died around 2:30 a.m. when their SUV crashed into a Dunkin' Donuts on the Lynnway at Blossom Street northbound.

Both victims - Salvador Quinones, 26, of Boston, and Silvia Rodas-Dugal, 25, of Chelsea - were ejected from the car during the crash, which ended with the car resting in the middle lane on the Lynnway, State Police say, adding the crash is still under investigation.

By - 2/24/16 - 4:43 pm

Cambridge Police report Ryan Callinan, a CPD officer, has been cited for leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury and operating to endanger following an incident Sunday night at Broadway and Portland Street. Read more.

By - 2/18/16 - 9:11 pm

UPDATE: WHDH reports the baby died.

Around 8:40 p.m. on Humboldt Avenue at Humboldt Court.

The baby was in such bad shape the homicide unit was called in, standard for collisions where somebody might die. The mother also suffered injuries.

The driver stayed at the scene.

By - 2/13/16 - 2:42 pm
Space saver on Church Street

People keep calling in and posting complaints to 311 about space savers. A concerned citizen files a report on Church Street in Dorchester:

The city has removed space savers on this street and these residents just keep putting more out.

By - 2/12/16 - 5:43 pm

The Globe reports on Caitlin Clavette, who died this morning when a 200-lb. manhole cover came flying into her car in the O'Neill Tunnel just before the Expressway.

By - 2/10/16 - 10:02 am

State Police report a crash on Rte. 28 in Quincy around 1:30 a.m. killed the driver and a passenger: Read more.

By - 2/9/16 - 5:36 pm
Collected cones and other space savers

The city of Boston displays some of the cones, trash cans and other space-saver detritus now piling up at a public-works yard as city crews continue to collect space savers that weren't supposed to be put out.

Presumably, the growing pile will melt by mid-July, no doubt aided by whatever's behind that radiation sticker on the dumpster.

By - 2/8/16 - 11:30 pm
Car fire

Laurtheslore took this photo shortly after 11 p.m. on one of the ramps from 93 to Storrow Drive.

UPDATE: The Globe reports a woman in labor on her way to the hospital got stuck in the resulting traffic and gave birth in her car.

By - 2/6/16 - 7:45 pm
Boston workers picking up space savers after snow storm

Despite what the city was telling at least one Brighton resident, people didn't have 48 hours for saving a space they'd marked. Jenna spotted this DPW truck on O Street in South Boston this afternoon with the bed full of cones and other items people had used as space savers.

Gordon Bedford wonders if the city will use all the cones for a Burning Man-like structure and set it ablaze.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/2/16 - 1:25 pm

Updated.

A rollover around 1:15 p.m. on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury near the Dedham line killed the driver and injured his two of his four passengers. Read more.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:28 am
Crash into scaffolding in East Boston

Around the corner. Photo by Matt Kurkowski.

That's what happened around 8:20 a.m. at the Loftel hotel construction site at Porter and Orleans streets in East Boston and now the surrounding roads are blocked off as crews try to fix the damage.

By - 2/1/16 - 7:17 am
Zhou

UPDATE: Bail set at $5,000 (DA asked for $7,500).

WBZ reports a woman was dragged by the SUV that hit her on Kneeland Street around 1:40 a.m. to Columbia Road in Uphams Corner. A man was also hit, but not dragged.

Xiao Ying Zhou, 44, a massage therapist from Sandwich, will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court today on two counts of leaving the scene of a collision causing personal injury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report. The female victim, 48, remains alive, the DA's office says.

Innocent, etc.