Residents along the Arborway and the parkway part of Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have long had to watch the aftermath of motorists taking out street-light poles. One reports on the latest carnage this weekend, to go with the photos she took.
Above is the result of a crash at Murray Circle (a.k.a. the Arboretum rotary, a.k.a. DCR's Best Attempt to Create a Traffic Black Hole) Saturday night. She reports:
Apparently someone came down Centre St. from the Faulkner/VFW Parkway direction, at a very high speed - and drove right across the center of the rotary (i.e. didn't go around on the pavement). Multiple vehicles were damaged. Ambulances, fire trucks & police were at the scene. A neighbor from Prince St. said he walked over to the circle and it looked like the car was airborne for ~40 to 50'. Then there are tire tracks in the green & across the pavement to where he landed (he took out some shrubs, the trees are still standing, but there’s some root damage & bark damage).
Below is the aftermath of an auto-circumcision of one of those vent pipes and a newly shorn tree limb at Jamaica Plain's other parkway donut of doom, Kelly Circle, near Jamaica Pond:
It's possible, the resident says, that two separate cars sought out the pipe and the tree, rather than a single need-for-speeder taking out the two in one fell swoop.