Driving

By - 8/10/16 - 10:21 am

State Police report an Allston man died after his Jeep rolled over onto the median on 128 north near Grove Street around 2:15 a.m. today.

Jack Jardin, 21, was rushed to Mass. General, where he died, State Police say, adding they are still trying to determine why he lost control of the vehicle.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:04 pm

A pedestrian was taken away in an ambulance after a crash around 11:30 a.m. at Cummins Highway and Lindall Street. Read more.

By - 7/30/16 - 11:03 pm
Flipped car in Roslindale

Annemarie Walsh shows us the car turned turtle shortly before 10:30 p.m., on Washington Street at Averton in Roslindale. She says the car flipped after the driver hit a car parked in front of JJ Brannelly's. People rushed to pull him out and he was able to stand up as EMTs arrived, she adds.

By - 7/29/16 - 12:26 pm

A fed-up citizen complains:

Every day at rush hour, the good drivers wait in the right lane to go onto Storrow. The bad drivers go in the middle lane right until the bridge then try and merge into the right lane. This causes so must traffic, causing the traffic from one end of the museum to the other to take 25 minutes. Please spend some time thinking how to resolve. Signage is clear, people are just being greedy drivers. Perhaps cones dividing the right lane from the center so they can not merge so late? Sincerely, a good driver who just wants to get home without becoming a bad driver.

By - 7/27/16 - 2:31 pm
Exploding car in Longwood Medical Area

Bikeyface was among the people watching a car go up in flames on Brookline Avenue at Longwood around 2:15 p.m. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 5:28 pm

Around 2 a.m., Liam Stapleton, 38, of Revere, drove into a work site in the Callahan Tunnel, causing damage to equipment, but, unlike in similar recent crashes, no injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:28 am
Sign on I-93 changed to reflect actual distance to Mass Ave and Zakim Bridge

Last Thursday, David Innis tweeted to MassDOT that something was amiss on this sign on I-93 south at the Somerville/Medford line - and not just that no times were showing up - because the Zakim and Mass. Ave. are nowhere near each other. By this morning, as you can see from the lower photo, the state had fixed the distance. Now if they can only get the time thing working (MassDOT says they're working on that).

By - 7/23/16 - 8:45 am
Car in flames in Somerville

Laurie Beth Brunner was in the Twin City Plaza McDonald's yesterday when a car parked right outside went up in flames. She captured the transition from ride home to burned out hulk, which took just a few minutes. She reports Somerville firefighters arrived quickly and that the driver got out of the car safely.

By - 7/22/16 - 10:45 am

The Boston Sun reports on the Aug. 7 Downtown Crossingization of the street.

By - 7/19/16 - 11:41 am

Associated Press reports Attorney General Maura Healey and her counterpart in New York will sue VW over the way its diesel cars were designed to fake out emissions tests. A number of Massachusetts VW owners sued the car maker last fall over the issue.

By - 7/15/16 - 6:44 pm

Scrams was among the many people who wanted to have a word or two with the illiterate driver of this rental truck around 6:30 p.m.

By - 7/15/16 - 5:17 pm
Guy riding a bicycle across the Zakim Bridge

"This can't be legal, right?" Katie Arsenault asks about the unusual sight she saw on the Zakim this afternoon.

By - 7/11/16 - 5:59 pm
Stupid truck on Storrow Drive

Nick Tomcavage photographed the truck causing outbound traffic to FUBAR at the BU Bridge this afternoon. The driver's being a little shy, of course.

By - 7/9/16 - 5:45 pm
The Womps in Jamaica Plain

Patty caught the Womps in JP Porchfest today.

By - 7/8/16 - 4:30 pm

Boston Police report a man in his 60s was pronounced dead after being hit by an SUV at Albany Street and Paul Sullivan Way around 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Police say the crash remains under investigation. The driver stayed at the scene and no charges have been filed.

By - 7/8/16 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports how a dump truck somehow hit the bottom of an overpass on 128 in Lexington this morning, snarling traffic like nobody's business.

By - 7/7/16 - 7:19 pm
Near storrowing on Storrow Drive

Michael the roving UHub photographer wasn't roving when he took this photo - thanks to the cessation of traffic on Storrow inbound caused by a nearly Storrowed rental truck around 7 p.m.

By - 7/7/16 - 8:49 am

WBZ reports on the fourth such incident in two weeks, this time involving a Revere officer and a guy now facing his second OUI charge in a work zone on Rte. 1. Cruiser totaled, officer suffered minor injuries.

By - 7/3/16 - 11:51 am
Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway

The state recently put up this Rte. 1 sign on VFW Parkway northbound where it intersects with West Roxbury Parkway in West Roxbury.

It replaces a sign that for more than 20 years had the "1" painted over, because the state highway department rerouted Rte. 1 from the Storrow Drive/Fenway/Riverway/Jamaicaway/Arborway/Centre Street/VFW Parkway route it used to take to some weird 128/93/95 thing. Is DCR getting us ready for a change back, or was somebody in the sign shop just feeling nostalgic?