Driving

By - 1/13/17 - 10:49 pm

Chelsea and Transit Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash that involved an MBTA bus on the Chelsea side of the Meridian Street Bridge shortly after 10:30 p.m., Only in Chelsea reports.

Nobody on the bus was injured, but the driver of the car that may have caused the crash fled on foot, possibly into East Boston, possibly with a head injury.

The bridge was shut from East Boston into Chelsea.

By - 1/13/17 - 4:54 pm

A school-bus driver and a motorist got into a "negative verbal interaction" shortly before dismissal at the Eliot School on Charter Street yesterday that required a police officer to break up, according to a note the school sent to parents today. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports MassDOT workers spent the night checking out light poles along I-93 in Dorchester to try to avoid a repeat of a Thursday morning incident in which a pole crumpled to the ground - where a bus then hit part of it, sending it flying into the front of a car. The driver was not hurt.

By - 1/12/17 - 10:22 am
Stuck truck at Storrow Drive overpass

If only that bridge were 12'1" instead of just 12', he might have made it. Instead the driver of this storrowed box truck now has to explain to the state troopers why he ignored the CARS ONLY signs, in a classic Storrow Drive tableau captured by Raymond the roving UHub photographer at 9:06 this morning.

By - 1/12/17 - 9:42 am

State Police are investigating a fatal crash on Enneking Parkway near Gordon Avenue around 7:30 p.m. yesterday in which one driver apparently swerved onto the wrong side of the road.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office: Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 5:45 pm

A bus carrying 22 Metco students home to Boston from the Ephraim Curtis Middle School in Sudbury this afternoon overturned after a crash with a pickup truck at the Weston/Waltham line on Rte. 128, State Police and Sudbury School Superintendent Anne Wilson report. Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 6:21 pm

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the person died.

Happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Hillside and Sunset streets. The homicide and accident-reconstruction units were called in due to the severity of her injuries. First responders had some trouble getting to the scene due to the slippery roads.

By - 1/5/17 - 10:04 am

The State House News Service reports on a bill approved by legislators.

By - 1/4/17 - 12:14 pm
Electricians with cat

Electricians with Juno. Photo via Erin McCutcheon.

A cat that jumped out of a car on the upper deck of I-93 near Boston Sand and Gravel on Christmas day spent nine days in the pipework underneath it before she was rescued by electricians doing maintenance work yesterday. Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:09 pm

A Lynn man was held in lieu of $20,000 bail today on charges he drunkenly struck and killed a pedestrian on New Year's Day, then tried to walk away, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 2:04 pm

Boston's experiments in demand-based parking prices begins today.

Meanwhile, the default speed limit on Boston roads (so parkways, interstates not included) drops from 30 to 25 mph on Jan. 9.

By - 1/2/17 - 7:31 pm

State Police are investigating how a man wound up in the tunnel, where he was fatally hit by a car around 7 p.m. Northbound traffic was backed up to Dorchester as State Police investigated the crash.

By - 12/31/16 - 2:14 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports one man died.

Stanley Stacos and Boston EMS Incidents report a person was ejected from a car that rolled over after a crash shortly after 2 a.m. at American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street on the Roslindale/Mattapan line - the starting point for the drag races that nearby residents have complained about for years. 617Images photographed the scene.

By - 12/30/16 - 11:32 am

State Police report arresting a Norwell man on a variety of charges, including operating under the influence of both alcohol and drugs, after he allegedly careened the wrong way down both I-95 and I-93 last night. Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 10:42 pm

There's jumping the gun and then there's shooting yourself in the foot with it. Last night, I posted this submission as an example of your basic Boston snow space saver. In fact, as folks point out in the comments, the cones were there before the snow to warn people away from a plate covering some utility work.

By - 12/23/16 - 12:35 pm
Massachusetts anti-OUI highway signs

Lori Magno snapped a MassDoT sign board urging limits on lit things at Christmastime.

By - 12/18/16 - 3:27 pm

VFW Parkway is shut in both directions near where it starts/ends at Centre Street due to a large tree that has gone horizontal.

By - 12/17/16 - 2:44 pm
Space saver on Everett Street in East Boston

No points added to the score for creativity for this Everett Street spot, but the judges awarded bonus points for throwing down a chair and a bucket in a space that wasn't fully cleared, as Christopher shows us.

By - 12/15/16 - 8:19 am
Honda Civic on fire on Frontage Road

Roving UHub photographer Mike Pineau passed by this Honda flambe on Frontage Road off the Expressway around 6:50 a.m., a few seconds before Boston firefighters pulled up.