About 6:35 or so he started to read the Globe story and he took a few calls about it though he also did another topic. As soon as the jokes started to come about the big shoe or fried clams he said, “I knew it—this is why I waited till now to talk about it. Now there will be a bunch of calls on the Chump Line tomorrow about it.”
Readers of the Globe’s site and people on Free Republic were aware of the situation before Howie’s show. Howie explained that it was probably bald tires and a slick road that caused it. He noted that the Globe reporter had
asked if alcohol was involved “and I bet they were disappointed it wasn’t”. When someone brought up fried
clams he said, “it was 8:30 on a Sunday morning, who’s eating fried clams then?” The bit about the “marked
lanes violation: ‘it was a warning,’ says Howie.
Howie’s Acura will be in the shop for a couple weeks; as I noted; Howie Carr is fine, Howie’s car...not so fine.
from the Herald
Howie Carr uninjured in one-car crash
By Jessica Heslam | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Coverage
Herald columnist Howie Carr was heading home from the newspaper Sunday morning when his sport-utility vehicle slid across the road and slammed into a telephone pole in his hometown of Wellesley.
Im fine. Nothing happened to me, Carr said yesterday. I just slid over the center lane. It was raining, it was windy, and I was going down a hill.
I tried to pull out, I couldnt and I hit the pole, said Carr, who was driving a 2004 Acura SUV. Im definitely buying new tires for it.
Police gave him a written warning for a marked lanes violation.
Carr, also a WRKO (680-AM) talk host, said he was on way his home from the Herald newsroom, where hed picked up his mail.
Police said Carr was driving south on Wellesley Avenue just before 8:30 a.m. when he crossed into the northbound lane, struck a curb and hit the utility pole.
Carr declined medical treatment, and his vehicle was towed.
Article URL: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1200714