Driving

By - 12/9/18 - 8:23 pm

State Police report arresting a woman they say drove into two women and three children around 5 p.m. at Rte. 145 near North Shore Road. One child, 5, died, State Police say. Read more.

By - 12/8/18 - 12:21 pm
Abandoned car in Mattapan

A citizen is more than concerned in Mattapan: He or she is outraged about an abandoned car on Tampa Street - and has filed ten 311 reports about it over the past 24 hours. The complaints start with their ire focused squarely on that most noted of Milton residents - Marty Walsh, of course - but eventually come to blame progressives and their love of street art: Read more.

By - 12/7/18 - 8:59 pm
Storrowed truck

Get 'er up to ramming speed and damn the torpedoes! DF captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound at the Silber footbridge around 6 p.m. Scroll down the comments for a photo of the truck's contents.

By - 12/7/18 - 5:56 pm
Tree vs. car in Jamaica Plain

Mark MacGilchrist came upon this crash on Arborway Road in Jamaica Plain shortly before 4 p.m., reports BPD and BFD showed up moments later. Rebecca Connors adds:

I saw someone standing next to the car, so I am hoping there were no serious injuries. Still, I don't get how so many cars crash along this divider. So many.

By - 12/6/18 - 1:40 pm
Firefighters help injured person from bus at Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street

Firefighters help injured person from bus. Photo by BFD.

Transit Police report five people suffered minor injuries in a chain-reaction crash on Hyde Park Avenue southbound at Canterbury Street around 1 p.m. that involved a 32 bus: Read more.

By - 12/6/18 - 9:25 am

Unsafe intersection + reckless driving = hurt ped

Vivian Gerard's security camera caught a pedestrian getting mowed down at the intersection of Dorchester Avenue and Adams Street in Fields Corner about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By - 12/5/18 - 9:16 am
Single-car crash on Centre Street

Thomas Papathanasiou shows us the aftermath of a one-car crash on Centre Street southbound, just before Louders Lane, around 1:40 a.m. on Monday.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:33 pm

Jamaica Plain, which has rapidly risen to rival South Boston for the boldness, obnoxiousness and inventiveness of its space-saving fervor, could join the South End in trying to ban space saving altogether. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 11:38 pm

WBZ reports on the elimination of a lane outbound at the start of Storrow Drive.

By - 12/1/18 - 10:30 pm

Kim Kendricken reports that around 8 p.m., she drove past an unusual scene on Washington Street inbound, just before West Roxbury Parkway: A deer lying on the ground, with two cars pulled over and some glass in the road. She said the deer did not appear mortally wounded: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 11:02 pm

A tree plunged to the ground on the southbound side of the VFW Parkway at Spring Street, around 10:30 p.m. State Police shut the road to let a crew chop the treemains into small enough pieces to cart away.

By - 11/28/18 - 12:16 am

NBC Boston reports on a crash at Walk Hill and Harvard streets around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

By - 11/26/18 - 1:07 pm
Saratoga Street this morning

Saratoga Street, just past Brooks, this morning. From this 311 complaint.

More than a year ago, state transportation planners showed off their plans to ease congestion at the entrance to the Sumner Tunnel after the toll plaza was removed, and promised residents would soon see relief.

Whatever they did, didn't work, residents say. Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 11:35 am
Share the Road sign in the bike lane

What better place to put a sign urging motorists to "share the road" with bicyclists than in the bicycle lane? Liam Sullivan spotted this sign on Western Avenue in Allston this morning.

By - 11/20/18 - 6:17 pm

A woman was hit by a vehicle around 6 p.m. at South Huntington Avenue and Perkins Street.

By - 11/20/18 - 10:20 am
Truck storrowed in Medford

JP Shipley shows us what happened when the driver of a big rig tried to cram under the Orange Line's Medford Street bridge in Malden this morning.

By - 11/18/18 - 10:17 pm

Vegamálun GÍH

The Cambridge Civic Journal reports city officials have concluded so-called Icelandic crosswalks would cause more trouble than they solve in East Cambridge, because the optical illusions might cause some drivers to swerve to avoid them.

In one formal study, between 10-14% of drivers swerved upon seeing the markings, perhaps believing them to be real raised objects in the roadway. Swerving would not be a safe maneuver for either the driver or other users on the road.

By - 11/17/18 - 7:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks at Packards Corner

Sundaram shows us the car somebody managed to drive onto the outbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner shortly before 7 p.m.

Danielle Jones photographed the car from inside a trolley: Read more.

By - 11/16/18 - 11:15 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports. In 2016, the city reduced the default city speed limit from 30 to 25. You may recall that before the city did that, councilors approved a reduction to 20 but were stymied by state law. Councilors say that today, as then, the issue is safety - for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers themselves.

By - 11/16/18 - 10:56 am

Cambridge Police report a North Cambridge resident reported somebody cut out and stole her car's catalytic converter while it was parked near Jackson Place, sometime over the past month.

Three other cars had their catalytic converters removed in the area last month.