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By adamg - 9/17/20 - 7:16 pm

Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Photo of half the car. The driver did not make it.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 12:54 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that in the absence of state-mandated data on the race and ethnicity of drivers pulled over for traffic stops, minority drivers who feel they were targeted for enforcement no longer have to provide detailed statistical analysis of an officer's traffic stops to prove they were pulled over because of their race or ethnicity. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR explains Question 1 is about access to engine and mechanical data that newer cars store - not location data, despite claims by its opponents, who have put up that ad about how its passage will let sexual predators hunt you down in a deserted parking garage and then lock your car so they can have their way with you.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 9:12 am

The driver of a box truck just wouldn't take no for an answer and so had the top his vehicle shorn off this morning by the unforgiving Mass. Ave. bridge on Memorial Drive, where trucks can storrow just as easily as across the river. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/6/20 - 6:04 pm
South Boston crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by T.

At E and West 1st streets, around 5 p.m. The homicide unit and fatal-collision reconstruction team were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 12:48 pm
Big hole in Bg Lots truck

Big hole in Big Lots truck. Photo via Mike.

A bit of trucking excitement enlivened a normally quiet stretch of South Street in Jamaica Plain at lunch time today when the driver of an 18-wheeler thought it would be a good idea to turn onto McBride Street only to learn it wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 11:49 am
Double stop signs

When Alan Wright left his house in Roslindale this morning, he noticed these new and unusual stop signs in the middle of the intersection of Augustus Avenue and Whitford Street and wondered if BTD had put them up or if it were one of his more adventurous tactical urbanist neighbors. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 10:02 pm

Shortly after 9:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Avenue and Glenway Street, Stanley Staco reports. Both the homicide unit and the fatal-accident reconstruction team were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:26 pm

A war of words between Massport and city planners broke out this week over a city proposal to create dedicated bus lanes in the "Summer Street corridor," with each telling local business owners to ignore anything the other side says. Read more.

By adamg - 8/27/20 - 3:07 pm
Flipped truck

Bradley had plenty of time to observe a truck flipped on its side on the inbound turnpike near the Allston onramp shortly before 3 p.m. He noticed the driver appeared to have gotten out OK.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:27 pm

State Rep. Ed Coppinger captured a mostly grown Bambi on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 9:40 pm

Live Boston reports police are looking for a woman who plowed into another woman getting into her own car at Devon and Normandy streets around 2:45 a.m. stopped the car and ran away, as did her passengers.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:12 pm
Smashed car on Massachusetts Turnpike

A now ex-car. Photo by Spin.

Several vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, got entangled tonight on the Massachusetts Turnpike inbound near the IHOP in Brighton. Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 10:02 pm

WBZ reports a Cape Cod woman whose car had been spotted moving erratically on Rte. 3 earlier in the day hit a barrier at Exit 14 in Dorchester, spinning out and starting a chain-reaction crash involving six other vehicles, including a private ambulance. She was declared dead at the scene.

By adamg - 8/22/20 - 6:11 pm
Car and cruiser on Seaver Street

Crash scene. Photo by Live Boston.

A man who served time for severely beating his girlfriend was arrested on Seaver Street this morning after he allegedly slammed into a K-9 cruiser. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 11:19 am
Locomotive on the Southeast Expressway

See it larger. From the BPL Brearley Collection.

Shortly before 3 p.m. on Aug. 21, 1969, a crew of Penn Central workers had just gotten three locomotives ready to haul freight from the Dover Street yard in South Boston to a yard in Albany, NY. The fuel tanks were full and the engines were on to await the "hostler," the yard engineer who would drive the locomotives over to the freight area to connect them to the cars for their trip. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 12:03 am
Wanted Kia

Boston Police have released a photo of the car with which somebody ran down Qualan Powell and then left him to die at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Ashmont Street Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 9:13 pm
Police on I-93 south with overturned car

Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a woman flipped her car around 3 a.m. on I-93 south, about a mile before the Neponset Circle exit. The apparent driver, found next to the car, was unable to tell State Police how the car flipped or what happened to her clothes. She was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered life threatening.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 10:22 am

Cambridge Police report that around 9:40 a.m., "there was a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer and bicyclist" on Massachusetts Avenue at Dunster Street. Police are now investigating. Read more.

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