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By adamg - 1/13/20 - 12:12 am

Live Boston gets photos of the aftermath of a crash involving a Stop & Shop 18-wheeler and two SUVs late Sunday, which he says was apparently caused when the driver of one of the SUVs ran a red light. Several injured.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:07 am
Truck takes out tree in the North End

Jay surveyed the damage outside Cantina Italiana on Hanover Street this morning.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 2:59 pm

Cambridge Police report that around 6 a.m. on New Year's, somebody called 911 to report a car alarm had been going off for at least 40 minutes on Chauncy Street:

After several unsuccessful attempts to locate the owner, the vehicle was cited for a Municipal Ordinance Violation and towed.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 6:25 pm
Crashed car at Beacon and Berkeley streets in the Back Bay

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint over what appears to be a crash early on New Year's Day at the intersection of Beacon and Berkeley streets: Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 1:43 pm
Car smash in West Roxbury

Tom the roving UHub photographer came upon this scene around 2:30 p.m. yesterday on Centre Street, between Northdale Road and where it splits off from Grove Street near the quarry in West Roxbury. He reports it looks like the driver hit one parked car, which then hit the one in front of it. The driver was able to get out on her own and onto a stretcher, he adds.

By adamg - 12/28/19 - 2:17 pm
Another downed light pole on Centre Street in Jamaica Pain

A roving UHub photographer chronicles yet another smash-n-crash involving a light pole along that stretch of Centre Street that connects the Jamaicaway and Arborway with VFW Parkway. Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 11:20 am
Truck storrowed on Storrow Drive

Storrowed but good. Photo by Dev.

It's always Labor Day weekend on the river roads! Truck drivers storrow year round these days. Read more.
By adamg - 12/23/19 - 9:32 am
Car fire in Acton

Photo by Acton PD.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Acton Police report a car erupted in flames this morning.

Early investigation indicates it was possibly a squirrel's nest.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 5:51 pm
Sunset over Storrow Drive, still bocked due to transformer spill

That's a closed inbound Storrow at the bottom.

A roving UHub photographer watched the sun go down over Storrow Drive, which was still blocked inbound as crews tried to clean up the mineral oil that spilled around 9:30 a.m., along with the transformers carried on a truck whose driver thought his rig would fit under a bridge near Charles Circle, only it didn't.

By adamg - 12/22/19 - 2:18 pm
Storrowed truck

A driver with a possible reading problem ignored the "CARS ONLY" signs and drove his big rig right into a bridge on Storrow Drive near Charles Circle around 9:30 a.m., spewing fluid from the electrical transformers all over the road and putting a major hurt on a Hyundai that had the misfortune of being in the adjoining lane just as one of the transformers was knocked free by the bridge, which, as always, refused to yield. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/19 - 12:47 am
Briana Rosales

A Suffolk Superior Court jury on Friday convicted Olivia Mora, 42, for the Nov. 26, 2013 crash on Olney Street in Dorchester that killed Briana Rosales, 7, as she walked with her mother - who suffered critical injuries herself - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 8:55 am
Colin McGrath

Charlene Casey, 64, is scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of motor-vehicle homicide, which the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says led to a crash that killed Colin McGrath, 22 months, as he sat in a stroller while his 4-year-old sister and their caretaker walked on an L Street sidewalk on July 25, 2018.

According to the DA's office: Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:01 pm

The city announced today that six municipal parking lots will have four to six spaces each converted for use as charging stations for electric-powered vehicles in the first half of next year. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 2:53 pm

State Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he plowed into a woman walking across Day Boulevard near K Street in South Boston on Dec. 2, sending her to the hospital with serious injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:20 am
Space saving in East Boston

"Never change, East Boston," Chris comments on this Hoth-like scene in his neighborhood.

Jonathan, meanwhile, shows us how one Boston-area driver struggled to keep up with the white onslaught - by pretending it just wasn't there: Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:05 am

WCVB has photos and video from the Back Street scene. Driver was uninjured, but charged with OUI.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 11:30 pm

The Green Line came to a grinding halt on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge tonight when somebody in a Tesla wound up enmeshed with the tracks, KMV reports. No word if the driver claimed to be just following GPS directions or maybe taking care of his dog in the back seat while on autopilot, but whatever the reason, a big ol' tow truck had to be called in to get the expensive doorstop off the tracks.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 2:42 pm
Morrissey Boulevard early this afternoon at high tide

For some reason, Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester remained open in the middle of a rain storm at high tide early this afternoon, giving drivers the chance to experience the thrill of going out to sea - unless they were too timid and instead took the easy way out by driving on the sidewalk near Malibu Beach, as Timmy shows us. He also had a question for DCR: Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 1:51 pm
Car with a license plate that reads MY CAH

Spotted this morning outside the West Roxbury Brueggahs.

By adamg - 12/12/19 - 7:01 pm
Guy directing traffic at Charles Circle

Ed Lyons reports:

During a truly epic traffic meltdown near MGH today, everything was gridlocked until some homeless guy put down his cup, walked into it, and started quite aggressively managing the traffic, unclogging the intersection. He succeeded. People were waving and thanking him.

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