Update: 1 person hurt in West Seattle crash

September 9, 2012 at 9:08 am | In West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 15 Comments

A big police and fire “heavy rescue” response at 29th and Othello (map). Our crew at the scene says two vehicles collided near the intersection; one is on its side. Firefighters tell us one person is going to the hospital. That person is reported to be from the larger vehicle, and the injuries do not appear to be major.

15 Comments

  1. I think it was just the van, speeding northbound ran into 2 parked cars but I might be mistaken. The smaller damaged car was parked at the corner.
    I live about 4 houses away.

    Comment by LisaH — 9:34 am September 9, 2012 #

  2. Investigators are usually pretty cautious about what they say at the scene – our photographer says they were still sorting everything out – so you may have newer information. Thanks! – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:40 am September 9, 2012 #

  3. That is not a van, looks like a small suv. It’s barely larger than the tiny Compact. I’m guessing a Ford Escape or Toyota Rav4 type (built on a car chassis). People need to slow down.

    Comment by Mike — 9:58 am September 9, 2012 #

  4. Thankfully no one was killed, I’ll be praying for the families of those involved. Car accidents are always stressful, let’s keep this family in our thoughts.

    Comment by David Toledo — 10:16 am September 9, 2012 #

  5. Geez doesn’t it seem like there’s been a lot of roll over accidents lately?! Everybody’s always in such a hurry now a day’s.

    Comment by Bad DNA — 10:56 am September 9, 2012 #

  6. The flipped car was traveling pretty fast going northbound, and according to preliminary info, he swerved to miss a dog. Who knows if he will stick to that story. Either way, he was going way too fast and hit the parked Scion XA, which belongs to a friend.

    Comment by Isaac R — 11:59 am September 9, 2012 #

  7. scary…

    Comment by JanS — 3:14 pm September 9, 2012 #

  8. I was runnin with my dog on this block about an hour ago. The Scion is still in the same spot up against the tree now as it is in the photo.

    Slow down folks. Getting where you going a few minutes late is better than a detour to the hospital.

    Comment by Brian C — 8:11 pm September 9, 2012 #

  9. wait until the first day when rain hits. that’s going to be another rough one. stay safe, people.

    Comment by themightyrabbit — 11:26 pm September 9, 2012 #

  10. And a reminder, we do NOT have any official word that this was caused by speeding, or anything else in particular, so please don’t assume. Meantime, as for rain – lightly raining as of a few minutes ago in the Gatewood/Upper Fauntleroy area, as predicted.

    Comment by WSB — 11:36 pm September 9, 2012 #

  11. Please. It doesn’t matter what the speed limit is or how fast the driver was going in relation to it. If you flip a vehicle on its side in a residential area you were going too fast. No matter what. The apologist attitude from this blog about the path of destruction caused by irresponsible vehicle operators is pathetic.

    Comment by Common — 9:13 am September 10, 2012 #

  12. “Common,” we have a “don’t blame the victim”/”don’t assume” rule in all incidents. Not just traffic incidents, though in those cases we have the same rule for bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, buses, pedestrians, etc. Has zero to do with “apologism,” but rather to do with the fact that nobody except those directly involved knows what actually happened so it’s unfair to speculate, accuse, criticize, etc. Same goes for crime victims. This rule is our conscious choice in what otherwise is a culture of blame and shame in so many facets of life. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:25 am September 10, 2012 #

  13. Is it just me or are all of the car accidents in WS roll overs?

    Comment by WestSeattleDrew — 4:24 pm September 10, 2012 #

  14. WSD, there are lots of other crashes, but we only cover the big ones, that we hear about, anyway. Blocking major roads, or requiring a “heavy rescue” response as did this … rollovers usually do come across as fairly major, at least initially, so that’s why we wind up going to check them out.

    Comment by WSB — 4:43 pm September 10, 2012 #

  15. And for anybody checking back: We talked with police. No citations issued. Driver said they swerved to avoid a dog that ran out in front of the vehicle. The vehicle hit two parked vehicles, one of which in turn hit a tree. That is the official report. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:56 pm September 11, 2012 #

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