Driving

By - 10/26/13 - 8:19 pm
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By - 10/25/13 - 2:32 pm
Smashed cabs

The city reports the Boston cabbie who plowed into a Brookline cab at Berkeley and Chandler streets late Wednesday "has already had his licensed suspended and is in the process of being revoked."

The note comes in response to a citizen complaint about Boston cab drivers:

Very concerned about the city's regulation of taxi drivers who would race recklessly up Berkeley Street last

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By - 10/25/13 - 10:40 am
Guy drives into tunnel.

Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.

William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 12:10 am
Two cabs collide in the South End

A roving UHub photographer came across this scene at Berkeley and Chandler in the South End, moments after the Sox game ended.

By - 10/22/13 - 2:40 pm
Creepy space saver

Or maybe whoever put out this space saver on Cornell Street could care less about Halloween and is just warning you what will happen if you dare to try to park in front of his house, lack of snow be damned.

By - 10/21/13 - 11:20 pm
Suzuki motorcycle

UPDATE, Tuesday morning: Suspect nabbed in Randolph.

State Police report they're having some trouble catching a guy driving around our local highways - when he sees a cruiser, he guns his engine and speeds away.

The operator of this motorcycle operates between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., weekdays. He has been observed by Troopers

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By - 10/21/13 - 10:00 am
Cat on a hot trooper car

State Police report:

This morning, just after 7:00 a.m., Trooper Robert Monahan and Trooper Joseph Hilton responded to numerous calls reporting a cat in the median on the Massachusetts Turnpike, near the 128 mile marker in Boston. The callers reported the cat to appear either sick or frightened. Troopers Monahan and Hilton were able to capture the scared feline. Area animal control officers were

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By - 10/18/13 - 8:13 am

Hevis Lleshi, who worked with Annie Dookhan at that now closed crime lab in JP, faces arraignment today on charges she rear ended another vehicle while drunk Wednesday evening.

Lleshi, 32, of Quincy, was arrested at North Shore Road and Oak Island Street in Revere, the DA's office says, adding police found her "visibly intoxicated" and blew a .24 on a breath test. The pregnant... Read more

By - 10/18/13 - 7:13 am
Three-car crash at Berkeley and Stuart in Boston

Teddy Kokoros photographed part of the aftermath of a three-car smashup at Berkeley and Stuart streets in the Back Bay around 7 a.m.

One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Andrea Estey was also on scene:

By - 10/15/13 - 8:44 am
Smoke from truck on fire on the Tobin

Smoke visible for miles around. Photo by Erin B.

At 8:34 a.m., State Police reported:

Tobin Bridge, Rt 1 SB, CLOSED. There is currently a truck fully engulfed, adjacent to the top of the Everett St on-ramp.

UPDATE, 8:51: State Police say the fire is out and one lane reopened.

By - 10/14/13 - 10:56 pm

State Police have released this video of an out-of-control car nearly plowing into Trooper Jay Clement, sitting in a cruiser inside an O'Neill Tunnel work zone:

Trooper Clement noticed this vehicle at the last moment. Miraculously the operator of the small black car turned at the last moment, missing Trooper Clement, by only inches. The small black car was sliding out of control when he

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By - 10/12/13 - 9:17 pm

A Dorchester man will be arraigned on an OUI charge Monday after he backed into the Cantonese Restaurant, 6 Hancock St. in Dorchester around 7:50 p.m. yesterday, Boston Police report:

Officers spoke with the owner who stated that a car backed into his restaurant. Officers located a male still on scene, who stated through an interpreter, he was the operator of the motor

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By - 10/9/13 - 8:26 pm

Turlach MacDonagh captured a flaming truck on the Expressway this morning.

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By - 10/9/13 - 9:02 am
New two-way Avenue de Lafayette

The change caught some drivers unaware, and, yes, they got tickets. Photo by Sarah K.

Boston Police alert us that Avenue de Lafaytte is now a two-way street between Chauncy and Harrison Avenue Extension:

New traffic signal equipment, signs and pavement markings will be in place to help drivers to navigate the new traffic pattern. The change is expected to reduce the number of vehicles that inadvertently enter the Downtown Crossing pedestrian only zone, and provide easier access from

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By - 10/8/13 - 7:28 pm
Bicyclist on gurney in front of trash truck

City trash truck, bicyclist, first responders.

A roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2 p.m. today:

City of Boston Parks Department trash truck hit a woman riding a bike at the corner of Beacon and Charles.

By - 10/8/13 - 7:43 am
Casey Overpass repaired

Casey all patched up. Photo by MassDOT.

Weekend road repair atop the crumbling Casey Overpass went so well the elevated road won't need to be shut for further repairs, the state Department of Transportation says. According to MassDOT spokesman Michael Verseckes:

The work on Saturday made full repairs to 15 spans and partial repairs to five more.

The overpass, slated to be torn down and replaced with surface roads, has 40... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 9:49 am
Truck sardine-canned on Storrow Drive

Court spotted a freshly Storrowed truck on the ramp to the Fenway from the outbound side this morning.

The company in question, FriendBox, makes boxes, so that's one boxed-in box box truck. They're based in Danvers, so you'd think they'd have heard about those quaint Storrow Drive height restrictions.

Update: Phelan Canney shows us that parting is such sweet storrow:

By - 10/6/13 - 7:23 pm

A one-year-old in a stroller escaped injury, but both his parents were seriously injured when a car driven by a teenager swerved into them in a crosswalk at Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street around 3:20 p.m., Boston Police report:

Officers spoke with a witness who stated he was stopped at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dartmouth Street attempting to take a left when

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By - 10/6/13 - 6:34 pm
Car hit three times on South Huntington

Mr. Eggcorn reports this car on South Huntington Avenue was hit at least three times today by other cars sliding on the trolley tracks, driven by people who don't realize why that's not a good idea, at least, not until it's too late.

Happens all the time when it rains.

And here's a citizen complaint about another South Huntington smashup today - city... Read more

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