Update: Crash at 35th and Webster, 1 hurt

ORIGINAL 8:56 PM REPORT: “Automobile rescue” call at 35th and Webster. On the way. 9:09 PM: A car and truck collided and the car went into a pole on the northeast corner, according to Katie, who is at the scene. One person is hurt. Northbound 35th is blocked. 9:29 PM: Tow truck has arrived. The crash victim is in an ambulance but sitting up and talking with its crew. 10:44 PM: Adding photos, also courtesy of Katie. We have blurred the plate on the top one; this one shows a different angle, after rescuers cut the top off the car to get the driver out. Again, it does not appear he was seriously hurt; the truck driver appeared not to have been hurt at all, or at least nothing worse than minor.

8 Replies to "Update: Crash at 35th and Webster, 1 hurt"

  • M. June 12, 2010 (9:04 pm)

    I just drove past. I think I saw a sheet over the driver. I hope everyone is ok.

  • Thelonious June 12, 2010 (9:45 pm)

    I was in my bedroom when i heard the crash. Two days ago, I was nearly run down trying to cross the street by a douchebag running the red light, and making a fast left. People constantly use this street to cut through to California ave, often speeding. I’ve lived in my apt for 1 year, and have seen 3 accidents at this very intersection. The Irony: The crash happened at the EXACT spot that once had a sign pleading for people to slow down and be more careful.

  • JanS June 12, 2010 (10:30 pm)

    we drove by right after 9pm, and it looked like they had removed the top of the vehicle that went into a pole (person in the car may have been covered while they did that)…looked fairly serious, but all cleaned up now when we drove back by about 10 minutes ago. Hope the person in the car is gonna be OK…the truck looked like no harm done.

    • WSB June 12, 2010 (10:43 pm)

      I’m about to add more info courtesy Katie, who also sent photos – we were delayed in getting to the scene because we got stuck in a huge Viaduct traffic jam (which I mentioned on Twitter) – she says he looked to be doing pretty well, sitting up and talking on the phone in the ambulance. About to add the photos, which include one of the scene with the truck roof having been taken off – they did need to pull him out – photos will show why, for those who didn’t pass the scene – TR

  • M. June 12, 2010 (11:02 pm)

    ahh. thank goodness everyone’s fine :)

  • PSPS June 13, 2010 (11:10 am)

    “Truck roof?”

    • WSB June 13, 2010 (11:16 am)

      Sorry, meant the top of the car. Sun poisoning from sitting out at the Morgan festival all day.

  • Anne Noonan June 16, 2010 (7:16 pm)

    When I purchased this building in 1992, I was told by the former owners (Olympus Press) that at one time a pressman was pushed under the press by a vehicle smashing through the front door. I have witnessed many accidents over the past 18 years (in one of the photos from 6/12 you can still see the tread marks on the building from a tire that came off a car in the last car that hit the tree and snapped off the top of the tree with the impact.) and begged the city to put in a turn lane with arrow. On Monday I spoke with Chris Faulkner at the city DOT office, assistant to Brian Kemper. His response was he will again investigate the intersection, but there has to be “at least 4 accidents a year at the location. City research shows this intersection does not warrant an arrow. It’s not as bad as some.” Tuesday at 9:15 AM I was turning north to 35th from Webster and watched a pick-up drive right through the red light facing traffic northbound on 35th, with 3 people already in the crosswalk! I called Chris again today and am waiting for a call back, but my suggestion is to extend the pause on the green light on the East/West traffic on Webster, to allow for all the speeders and unconscious drivers on 35th to get through the intersection before the Webster Street drivers proceed. Chris said 35th is 35 MPH all the way and that won’t change. I appeal to anyone who lives or works near this intersection, or travels it often, to contact the city. I honestly don’t think all the accidents are reported. I’m on my 2nd tree at this location, and previous ones have been the only thing between the building and car accidents.

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