Driving

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?

By - 6/29/16 - 8:44 pm
Vehical in the South End

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.

By - 6/29/16 - 8:06 am

Marianna reports on what happened at Comm. Ave. and South Street in Brighton around 7:30 a.m. with her B Line trolley and a car: Read more.

By - 6/28/16 - 8:08 am

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.

By - 6/27/16 - 9:50 am

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.

By - 6/26/16 - 11:18 am
State Police cruiser in ruins

State Police released photos of the patrol car a trooper was in on I-93 south early Saturday when, police say, another car plowed into it - along with a statement by State Police Col. Richard McKeon: Read more.

By - 6/25/16 - 8:35 am

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.

By - 6/23/16 - 9:03 pm

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."