High-speed road-rage battle that started in Forest Hills ends in crash in Hyde Park
Live Boston reports at least two road ragers managed to make it nearly 3 miles from Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue in Forest Hills to Hyde Park without killing anyone before crashing in front of the block of stores that includes Asian-Thai Eatery on River Street near West Street in Hyde Park around 7 p.m. - possibly reaching speeds of up to 90 m.p.h. along the way.
Although the Hyde Park crash scene was the main focus of a police investigation, officers also collected evidence at Ukraine Way.
Earlier tonight @bostonpolice responded to a 4 Car accident after a road rage incident. Cars were reportedly chasing each other at speeds around 90mph on Hyde park Ave. The crash occurred at River at West St's. There were arrests made. Secondary scene on Ukraine Wy. pic.twitter.com/XuvbQjEw2P
— Live Boston (@LiveBoston617) January 22, 2023
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90 mph!!!! This is an example of…
…. why we need infrastructure that makes it impossible for drivers to speed.
Sounds like double the speed limit
Which I believe the police can take away your driver's license for doing....Hopefully they lose their license and can take the bus for a while. Glad they didn't hit a building , especially Asian Thai Eatery. And there should be speed bumps along River Street, people speed along that route all the time.
Nothing to take away
Often times drivers in cases like this didn't have a valid license to start. And even if they did, invalidating it won't keep them off the road.
Seizing the car might
but probably isn't legal to do.
In all honesty it's more like
In all honesty it's more like 3x the speed limit bc in more place across this state it is 25mph in a residential and 20mph in a school zone.... VERY DISTURBING TO SAY THE LEAST!
Actually it’s triple
And I second your feeling on Asian Thai.
Triple speed limit
The speed limit in Boston is 25 unless posted. Allow for 30 mph, 90 is 3X speed limit.
Not only should their licenses be provoked, they should be imprisoned for reckless endangerment and everything else they can throw at them.
The only way to do that...
is to manufacture cars whose top speed is the speed limit. It has come to the point where the majority of humans have no self control so everyone has to work around it. But seriously, since this will never happen, there is no real solution to the problem.
Greyhound and probably other bus companies…
… have used speed governors. If professional drivers need them, then lots of non professionals do too. Certainly any driver caught speeding and endangering the public.
But yeah, it would be a long hard battle with the auto industry and others to get any laws passed to require them.
Is there a way to present
Is there a way to present data to the city that supports getting speed bumps on your street?
We can't spare BPD resources
We can't spare BPD resources on traffic enforcement. We need them to protect the city hall against protesters.
How many exactly?
How many police officers were assigned to "protect the city hall against protesters" last night at 7PM?
Tell me you know nothing about BPD districts
Without telling me you know nothing about BPD districts.
Short of a full scale riot or explosion, what happens at City Hall Plaza wouldn't affect staffing in the two police districts (E13 and E18) all this road raging happened in.
BPD enforces traffic laws.
I always see you posting
I always see you posting these snarky one liners . Why are you so bitter?
the union mandated donut shop breaks.
I like to think that in the
I like to think that in the somewhat blurry photo up top, the dog has the suspects on the ground and is reading them their Miranda rights.
Revoke both their licenses for several years.
What are the chances…
That at least one of them already should have been in jail? They weren’t just speeding, they were shooting at each other.
They should be locked up for public safety. We’ll see what happens…
Misread the story and left a bad comment.
Shooting at each other and driving 2-3x the speed limit?!
Why haven’t names been released?
The cops may still be trying to figure out what their real names are.
Don’t make the same mistake I made- unless the story is updated.
Driving fast enough to be arrested though should result in names. Where are they?
It's the fastest way to get to Readville
Most HPA is designed to be a highway with not consideration for actual people outside of a car