Driving

By - 1/19/16 - 5:51 pm

A Brighton Municipal Court jury today convicted Nikloas Papadopoulos of negligent operation - a misdemeanor - for a Sept. 6, 2013 crash that paralyzed a Dorchester man in the pickup he smashed into and put one of his own passengers into a wheelchair with a traumatic brain injury, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/17/16 - 1:20 pm
Bad truck on Newbury Street

Adam Castiglioni reports Newbury Street was shut to traffic between Hereford and Mass. Ave. at noontime, apparently to let crews clean up whatever this truck dumped or leaked on the road.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:04 pm

Melissa Benedict, 35, of Dorchester, was arraigned today on charges of motor vehicle homicide and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury or death for an incident around 8 a.m. yesterday on Washington Street near Harvard Street that left a man lying in the street, dead, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/13/16 - 10:00 am
Pedestrians told to use sidewalk in Downtown Crossing

UPDATE: This post is proof of Betteridge's Law and the fact that I can be awfully unobservant since the signs have been there for 7 months and are only related to the Tower construction.

This sign recently popped up in Downtown Crossing (along with a twin at Summer and Winter). A signal of the city's intentions, or just a temporary measure until Millennium Tower is finished? In either case, many hardened Bostonian pedestrians were paying the sign no heed yesterday.

By - 1/13/16 - 9:53 am

WBZ reports on a crash this morning on Washington Street near Harvard Avenue. The driver was arrested.

By - 1/13/16 - 7:55 am
Acosta

The pedestrian hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive around 4:30 p.m. yesterday has died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Silvia Acosta was 78. Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 5:43 pm
Investigation at School and Tremont streets

Tremont still shut for investigation at 7:10 p.m. Photo by La Bibliotequetress.

Anthony J. reports a pedestrian was hit around 5:15 p.m. in a multi-car crash. The pedestrian and one driver were taken to local hospitals, one in bad shape.

Our own La Bibliotequetress reports what happened: Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 4:56 pm

UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.

A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.

By - 1/12/16 - 6:33 am

UPDATE: State Police reported at 7:22 a.m. that all lanes had reopened.

State Police report somebody drove the wrong way down Rte. 128 northbound around 4:20 a.m. just before Rte. 3 in Burlington, causing a crash that shut all lanes northbound. They estimate the road could be reopened by 7:30 a.m. WBZ reports two taken away in critical condition.

By - 1/7/16 - 7:18 am
Car-crash scene in Brighton

Ryan White reports a car hit a jogger shortly after midnight at Chestnut Hill Avenue and Winship Street in Brighton around midnight (the taillights in the photo belong to the car). Stanley Staco reports he suffered a broken leg and facial injuries.

By - 1/1/16 - 6:55 pm
Car rolled over on Washington Street in Brighton

Heather reports the driver is OK after this rollover on Washington Street at Matchett around 6:45 p.m., but that the street is now closed for the investigation and cleanup.

By - 12/30/15 - 5:45 pm
Car ticketed for not having much of a cleared window in Wellesley

Wellesley Police report an officer pulled over this car cruising down Linden Street around 3:30 p.m. and issued the driver a citation for driving like a moron failure to clean off the windshield.

By - 12/29/15 - 9:59 pm
Space saver on Broadway in South Boston

A roving UHub photographer couldn't help but stop to marvel at the backbreaking work that obviously went into clearing this space on East Broadway in South Boston tonight.

By - 12/28/15 - 2:28 pm

But fortunately, it happened in the middle of a light traffic day, like around 2 p.m. and they began functioning again after about 20 minutes.

By - 12/28/15 - 1:27 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a meeting about the roar from the entrance to the Callahan Tunnel. Also, state officials agreed to cut through the bureaucratic morass that currently means sidewalks over the trench don't get shoveled after snowstorms.

By - 12/26/15 - 10:44 am
Char in East Boston being used as a space saver

Nice chair.

A peeved citizen complains this morning about this space saver at Havre Street and Cunard Way in East Boston:

Why are people holding parking spaces when its not eve snowing

By - 12/24/15 - 10:11 am
Crunched truck in West Roxbury

Tim captured the scene on Lagrange Street this morning just after a truck driver discovered one of the two spots in West Roxbury where trucks shouldn't go (the other being the other Needham Line bridge, over VFW Parkway).

H/t Paul MacMaster for the headline.

By - 12/23/15 - 3:14 pm
Sign urges drivers to trust the force but buckle up in Boston

Somebody at MassDOT has been busy with the alternate messages on area roads, as Max Pennock noticed today.