Driving

By - 6/23/18 - 12:25 pm
Busted windshield on Washington Street in the South End

Alex Kingsbury reports three cars parked on Washington Street near the Peters Park baseball diamond were hit by baseballs this morning, although only one of them will get the Giant Glass jingle stuck in your head.

By - 6/21/18 - 8:48 am
Flipped car on 128

KC reports a car flipped over on Rte. 128 south just befo Rte. 9 around 8 a.m. Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 1:02 pm

Boston today gave a company experimenting with driverless cars permission to expand its testing from the Seaport to the entire city. Don't worry, at least during testing, you'll still have somebody to stare down behind the wheel: Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 4:54 pm
Car and bicycle involved in crash

Car in Everett with bicycle wedged in front

State Police report arresting an Everett man on charges he drove into a bicyclist on Revere Beach Parkway in Revere early this morning, then just kept driving. Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 12:44 pm
Fire on the Expressway

Josh Jarmanning shows us the fire that resulted from three cars crashing on the northbound side of I-93, just past the gas tank around 12:15 p.m.

The smoke was visible for miles around, as Rob Littlefield shows us: Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 11:13 am
Truck hits truck in downtown Boston

Matthew McClocksey caught the action up from the O'Neill Tunnel southbound at South Station around 9:30 a.m.

Jack Sullivan also grabbed a photo.

By - 6/14/18 - 9:29 pm

John Duffill reports the crash was at East 8 Street and Patterson Way shortly before 9 p.m. NBC Boston reports two teens on the moped were in critical condition.

By - 6/13/18 - 11:26 am
Dog in a sidecar

George W. Carroll Jr. spotted this duo this morning on Congress Street, heading into the Seaport.

By - 6/11/18 - 11:17 pm

Shortly before 10 p.m. John Duffill reports one worker was treated by EMTs. The B Line was briefly shut due to the explosion, which was heard across the river in Cambridgeport and as far away as Somerville.

By - 6/8/18 - 5:14 pm
Insane traffic jam at Forest HIlls

Plenty of time to take a photo of the gridlock.

Butch reports it took him 45 minutes to go the roughly two miles from Jamaicaway to Forest Hills this afternoon.

By - 6/7/18 - 8:00 am

Updated with arraignment info.

Boston Police report charging Phocian Fitts, 23, of Brighton, with fatally hitting Theodore Schwalb, 80, and then driving away yesterday. Read more.

By - 6/6/18 - 1:29 pm
Crash scene

Collision scene. Photo by Shannon Weber.

On Commonwealth Avenue inbound near Griggs Street, around 12:50 p.m., Mass Incident Paging reports the victim suffered serious injuries. The driver drove away. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 10:03 am
Wanted car for Dorchester crash

Investigators are looking for the driver of a dark blue or black Chrysler 300 that they've identified as the one that slammed into Pierre Desir on Morton Street early Saturday and then just kept driving early on May 26. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 9:05 am
Gridlock on Washington Street in Roslindale

With the end of a month-long pilot of a bus/bike lane on Washington Street, the stretch between Roslindale Square and Forest Hills was back to its usual gridlock this morning, the LivableStreets Alliance reports.

The T and the Boston Transportation Department barred parking on the northbound side of the street in the morning rush hour to gauge how well a dedicated lane would work. Now we wait for the results of their studying.

By - 6/3/18 - 7:02 pm

Hitchhiking has always existed here in the United States. In the 1940's, soldiers who were frequently going on leave, and/or returning to their bases after h having been on leave, often hitchhiked. During the 1960's and 1970's, however, hitchhiking became even more popular, as it was cheap, easy, and, in instances, provided conversation and companion for both the hitchhiker and the driver alike, and for some people, a sense of adventure and a cheap way to see the country and/or a part or parts of the country that they'd never seen before. It is also true that not as many people owned cars, but that was only part of the reason.

By - 5/31/18 - 8:39 pm
Storrowed street sweeper

And at these heights, I can see why!

Tim captured the action on Memorial Drive shortly after 6:30 p.m. You can almost hear the loud "bonk."

By - 5/30/18 - 11:30 pm
Longfellow Bridge Wednesday afternoon

Longfellow on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by MassDOT

MassDOT reported tonight that all lanes on the Longfellow Bridge will be open for business tomorrow. Read more.

By - 5/27/18 - 11:57 pm

While driving in hyde park, many drivers had to stop or speed up to get a head start in an attempt to grab a dog running in and out of traffic. At least 5 -6 vehicles were in pursuit with the unspoken team effort to save this poor dog. As cars stop in one both lanes, people jump out collectively. The dog b-lines across the street to avoid strangers, the same time one impatiant drive cuts around worried drivers who stopped and watched, he floors the gas and crushes the dog. Who then limps toward a small crowd for help crying uncontrollably.

By - 5/26/18 - 2:03 pm

UPDATE: Victim identified as Pierre Desir.

State Police report a pedestrian was struck and killed on Morton Street near Fuller Street around midnight by a driver who just kept on going west on Morton.

State Police say they victim, a man, 40, was declared dead at the scene.

By - 5/25/18 - 10:40 am
Car with I AM A CAR license plates

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this car on Washington Street in Roxbury today.