West Seattle traffic alert: 2-vehicle crash at 26th/Roxbury

11:03 AM: A two-vehicle crash including a flipped SUV and a minivan is blocking eastbound and all but one lane of westbound traffic at 26th and Roxbury. No serious injuries, though. Our crew at the scene says eastbound traffic is being diverted onto southbound 26th. (Thanks to Paul from WSB sponsor PB&J Textiles for the tip on this.)

11:24 AM UPDATE: Just checked back on the scene – tow trucks have arrived. Like the hit-run crash we covered in the same area back in June, this is mostly on the county side of the city/county boundary (which goes down the middle of Roxbury there) so King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and Seattle Fire was providing assistance at the scene.

3 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert: 2-vehicle crash at 26th/Roxbury"

  • TW September 2, 2012 (3:06 pm)

    Drove through at about 2:15 and the vehicles are obviously long gone, but there is a lot of glass left all through the intersection.

  • Shoes required September 3, 2012 (9:56 pm)

    By the way, Roxbury is another street in DESPERATE need of a road diet. Two lanes, one each way, with center turn lane only, please.

    WSB, what’s the accident tally for Roxbury? Oh, and by the way, has anyone ever tried walking on the sidewalk on the Seattle (north) side of Roxbury, between 26th and 35th, especially the uphill part? DANGEROUS.

    Why we need too many deaths or injuries for action, I don’t know.

    • WSB September 3, 2012 (10:22 pm)

      Anecdotally, Roxbury would seem to be similar to 35th … in terms of stats, the fact the city/county line goes right down the middle for quite some distance would complicate things, and probably complicate a push for improvements – although certainly the playing field could change if that line becomes the Seattle/Burien line next year (annexation vote is coming up November 6th) …

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