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.
The Boston Sun reports on the Aug. 7 Downtown Crossingization of the street.
Watertown News reports.
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.
"This can't be legal, right?" Katie Arsenault asks about the unusual sight she saw on the Zakim this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Matt Karolian spotted this note on the mirror of a gas guzzler parked in the space next to an electric-vehicle recharger at the South End Whole Foods. Either the note writer is from down South or was so annoyed he couldn't be bothered with the niceties of spelling.
For the second day in a row, State Police report a highway worker hit by a drunk, this time fatally on I-93 in Medford. Read more.
UPDATE: Bail set at $25,000.
A Boston man faces OUI and other charges while the MassDOT worker he allegedly hit early this morning remains in the hospital with serious injuries, State Police report. Read more.
WHDH reports a crash around 2:45 a.m. on I-93 southbound near South Bay sent six people to the hospital, including a state trooper who was stopped by the side of the road dealing with another crash when a car slammed into his patrol car.
Amanda Phillips, 27, of Cambridge, died today after being struck by a landscaping truck at Hampshire and Cambridge streets in Inman Square, the Middlesex County District Attorney's office and Cambridge Police report.
Phillips was hit around 12:17 p.m. and was taken to Massachusetts General, where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said their investigation into the crash is "open and active."
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