Update: Flipped car in Seaview, driver taken to hospital

June 24, 2011 at 11:55 pm | In Seaview, West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 5 Comments

(Photos and video by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)
11:55 PM: We’re on our way to the 6400 block of 48th SW (map), where fire crews have just arrived at the scene of a “heavy rescue” call and are reporting a car has flipped.

12:09 AM: One person was pulled out of the car, a woman described on the scanner as alert and conscious.

12:19 AM: Tow truck just arrived at the scene, so 48th should be clear before too long. The driver was taken by Medic 32 to Harborview Medical Center. The Saturn sedan she was driving had flipped right in front of the bus stop on the west side of 48th, just at the top of the hill down toward Lowman Beach. A lieutenant at the scene tells WSB’s Christopher Boffoli that the driver’s injuries are not life-threatening. Police also say they suspect alcohol might have been involved.

12:44 AM: 48th SW has reopened to traffic.

2:07 AM: Added Christopher’s video of the car being turned right-side-up by the tow crew.


  1. Just heard tons sirens and wondered what was going on, we are on 48th hearing more now

    Comment by krobel — 11:59 pm June 24, 2011 #

  2. explains all the sirens, hope they are okay

    Comment by Mike — 11:59 pm June 24, 2011 #

  3. I’m on 48th and edmonds and have been hearing sirens for about 15 min…thanks for updating later once you find out what is going on!

    Comment by cr — 12:00 am June 25, 2011 #

  4. Just heard a ton of sirens heading there – sounded like police cars and at least one ambulance.

    Comment by donquixote — 12:01 am June 25, 2011 #

  5. These kinds of self-inflicted accidents should have to be repaid to the City. Get drunk, flip your car, call out city services: You break it you buy it.

    Comment by Linda — 12:52 am June 25, 2011 #

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