A man walked onto I-93 southbound at South Bay around 1 a.m., and popped into the high-speed lane - where he was promptly struck and killed by a Mercedes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The man, 38, from Boston, did not survive.
The driver, a 47-year-old man from Brockton, stayed at the scene, the DA's office says:
How about 6 p.m. on a summer Friday on the Expressway southbound in Dorchester?
Emily Murphy, who took the photo, reports "it was almost gridlock."
At 3:38 p.m., Adam Frederick advised:
If at all costs avoid 128 in both directions. It's a parking lot.
Another motorist reported not long after that 93 north was the same.
Around 11 p.m., southbound near Columbia Road, according to Boston EMS Incidents reports.
I-93 south quickly became a parking lot as first responders raced to the scene.
State Police report a three-car crash forced the closure of the left lanes on both sides of I-93 at exit 33 shortly before 3 p.m. The lanes were re-opened around 3:40 p.m.
John Ryan saw this car in flames around 3 p.m. on 93 north in Stoneham.
When I saw this photo by BU Police this morning, my first thought was something like, "Hah, if only - nice Photoshop job".
State Police report an alert trooper noticed something a little off about a passenger in a car heading inbound in the I-93 HOV lane in Quincy around 6:35 a.m. today:
After further investigation, Trooper [John] Carnell discovered the operator had propped up a work jacket with a mannequin head affixed to the top of the jacket in an attempt to create the illusion of a true passenger. The operator of the vehicle was issued a citation for operating on an excluded way.
Seems somebody removed the Martin Richard memorial banner from the bridge to Savin Hill over the Expressway. Its creators are wondering why - and where it is.
An 18-wheeler collided with a taxi on the Zakim northbound shortly after 5:30 a.m..
The cabbie, a 54-year-old Chelsea oman driving a Malden taxi, died, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The DA's office says State Police are investigating exactly how the truck, registered in Hartford, CT and driven by a 46-year-old man, crashed into the taxi.
State Police report four separate crashes involving 19 cars made the morning commute into the city messy. One person was injured enough to be taken away in an ambulance.
Updated with final tally from State Police.
Explain what this is? Recently put up after getting off Tobin Bridge headed to 93SB.
UPDATE, 10:31 a.m. State Police report the road is open again.
State Police reported a car-b-q around 9:40 a.m. on I-93 south at Furnace Brook. All lanes were shut to let the Quincy FD do its thing.
Ed. note: Rhyming headline because I had to get it out of my system, I'll try not to do that again, at least not for highway fires.
A tractor trailer burst into flames shortly before 6 a.m. on the southbound Expressway by the gas tank, completely shutting the southbound side of the road and causing significant delays on the northbound side.
Stanley Staco reports a woman in a Mini Cooper with Rhode Island plates was very intent on driving north on the southbound side of I-93 in Quincy around 3:30 this morning.
State Police gave chase - and had the OK to ram the car - but a MassDOT plow driver positioned his vehicle to block the car, which promptly rammed it and then, being a Mini Cooper hitting a plow truck, stopped.
I-93 southbound was shut to let investigators reconstruct the incident - and to pick up the pieces of the car. No word on the condition of the driver or why she was on the wrong side of the highway yet.