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By adamg - 8/18/19 - 12:49 pm

NBC Boston reports that all six people in a car - including a young child - were injured in a crash with another car at Columbia Road and Hamilton Street around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

By adamg - 8/17/19 - 12:20 pm

A verb, meaning: To ram your truck into a bridge or overpass because you thought the "CARS ONLY" signs at the onramps were just suggestions. Can be done on the river roads - Storrow Drive, Soldiers Field Drive and Memorial Drive - but also at select bridges elsewhere, such as the East Street Bridge that carries the Franklin Line near Endicott station in Dedham.

The latest storrowing news.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:42 pm
Bridge demolishs truck

Some time before 8:25 p.m. or so, when Dev arrived at the scene, the driver of a box truck learned his truck was no match for the Grand Junction train bridge just before the BU Bridge, where Soldiers Field Road inbound becomes Storrow Drive. The judges rate this 9/10, deducting a point because the truck did not disgorge its contents all over the road.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 1:30 pm

State Police report arresting a Chelsea man for some major closing-time street carnage at Bennington and Porter streets this morning that they say left an innocent pedestrian rushed to the hospital, a tree knocked down and a utility box, light pole, bench and his own car and his alleged opponent's car heavily damaged. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 9:06 pm
Smoke rising from Tobin car fire

Smoke rising from flaming car. Photo by Michael Schneider.

Boston and Chelsea firefighters responded to the Boston-bound side of the Tobin Bridge shortly after 9 p.m. after a car burst into flames. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 6:14 pm
Stuck truck in Dedham

Dedham Police report yet another truck driver managed to wedge his truck under the East Street train bridge near Endicott station on the Franklin Line this morning (no, you're thinking of the other East Street bridge, the one in Westwood). Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 1:15 pm
Flipped car

Segun Idowu reports he happened upon this flipped car around noon and that he and some other folks managed to get the driver out and she just had some minor scratches.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 10:10 pm

Napoleon Blownaparte reports the Morrissey Boulevard drawbridge is stuck in the upright position once more and that traffic is now being diverted around it. No telling what happens if it stays that way for more than four hours.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 8:56 am

State Police report a trooper stuck in traffic in a work zone on I-93 south near Columbia Road, suffered minor injuries when another driver drove into the back of his cruiser around 2:50 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 3:46 pm

At 3:25 p.m., State Police reported that Soldiers Field Road in Allston was shut inbound at North Harvard thanks to another box truck driver thinking he could squeeze under a bridge, only it turns out he couldn't.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:03 pm
Clarendon on ramp to turnpike

On ramp set to be shut. Photo by MassDOT.

MassDOT reports it will permanently shut the on ramp down to the Massachusetts Turnpike from Clarendon Street on Sept. 3 because hardly anybody uses it and it's really a pretty crappy little on ramp. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 8:50 pm
Truck stuck at East Street bridge in Dedham

Don Reisner spotted this stuck truck at the East Street bridge in Dedham late this afternoon (if you thought they'd fixed the bridge, you're thinking of the East Street bridge next door in Westwood).

Earlier:
Dedham train bridge turns into Prime location for a storrowing.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 3:02 pm

Boston Police report arresting Allen Williams, 65, of Everett, on charges he hit a pedestrian on Alford Street on July 26, then kept on driving. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/19 - 6:25 pm
Minivan on fire on the Massachusetts Turnpike

Michael Cometa ran across the flaming minivan on the westbound side of the turnpike in Allston shortly before 4 p.m.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 11:22 am

Cambridge Police report on an incident shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday in Kendall Square, involving a motorized scooter and a driver who "failed to stop and was observed from a distance operating in a reckless manner while making obscene hand gestures at officers." Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 10:41 am

A man who bought what turned out to be a dud of a Ford F-150 in 2010 does not have to hire an expert to prove the truck was crap from the get-go - all the warranty and repair invoices from dealer service centers are enough to prove that, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/19 - 9:47 am

What the State Police called an overheight tractor trailer got up close and personal with the Dartmouth Street footbridge on the inbound side of Storrow Drive right in the middle of rush hour this morning. Everybody had a hearty chuckle, especially the people who got stuck in a backup that extended back to North Harvard Street on Soldiers Field Road.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 9:06 pm

WHDH reports on the crash this morning on Hyde Park Avenue at Blakemore Street.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 5:19 pm
Hit and run on Dunbar Avenue in Dorchester

A woman got into her car on Dunbar Avenue in Dorchester around 12:55 a.m., promptly ran into two people on a scooter and kept on going up Washington Street towards Codman Square, even as one of the people on the scooter went flying.

That person is now on crutches and will require oral surgery, while the scooter's driver suffered less serious injuries but still had to be taken to the hospital for observation, a family member said.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 11:23 am

A crash on Cummins Highway near River Street around 8 a.m. sent a police officer and another driver to the hospital with minor injuries, WBZ reports.

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