West Seattle traffic alert: Rollover crash on north end of Delridge

(Photo shared by John Douglas via Facebook)
5:05 PM: Fire and police crews have rushed to a rollover crash that’s on the north end of Delridge near Fire Station 36. At least one person is reported to be trapped in the wreckage. More as we get it.

5:13 PM: Traffic trouble if you’re getting off bridge at Delridge, per a bus rider in comments. Also, per the scanner, the person has just been rescued from the wreckage.

5:26 PM: TV helicopter over the scene. The person who was trapped in the car has been extricated. She is described as the driver, about 28 years old, going to Harborview Medical Center. A 30-year-old man got out of the car on his own and is not described as being seriously hurt but he’s going to the hospital in a private ambulance to be checked out. The TV chopper over the area is here because of the crash.

24 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert: Rollover crash on north end of Delridge"

  • michellem October 15, 2012 (5:09 pm)

    On bus exiting on Delridge. A mess. Thoughts Go out

  • Dustin Moore October 15, 2012 (5:13 pm)

    Im on the 120 and there are a ton of firetrucks and medics everywhere. Really scared of who it is.

  • Ashley October 15, 2012 (5:23 pm)

    Thanks to all who were already pulled over and helping the accident victims when I came across this accident on my way home.

  • JRey October 15, 2012 (5:23 pm)

    My fiancé and I were one of the first ones to help out when we exited the bridge. We didn’t see the actual rollover; must have been a split second after. A male (the passenger) was crawling out of the wreckage and a female (the driver) was trapped. She wasn’t responding verbally, but was opening her eyes and squeezing her hand when asked questions. We left after the fire dept showed up. Hope she is all right…. The male was bleeding on his arms, but seemed to be fine (in shock obviously).

  • Stoppedintraffic October 15, 2012 (5:30 pm)

    Traffic on West Marginal is really backed up trying to get through light by Chelan Cafe. Avoid West Marginal into WS!!

  • Patrick October 15, 2012 (5:32 pm)

    Sounds like someone just jumped off the lower Spokane Bridge ( south side ) Good god

  • Amy Thomson October 15, 2012 (5:34 pm)

    Southbound Delridge is closed just before the overpass. If you’re heading for W. Marginal way or the Harbor island exit via Delridge, you’ll need to go via Avalon.

  • Amy Thomson October 15, 2012 (5:35 pm)

    3 or 4firetrucks just headed South on Avalon.

  • Amy Thomson October 15, 2012 (5:48 pm)

    Westbound SW Spokane ST under the viaduct is jammed from
    Avalon back to the Riverside Mill building as of 5 minutes ago.avoid the whole area if possible. Also, I saw a fire truck behind the Riverside Mill under the Harbor island bridge. Not sure what that’s all about!

    • WSB October 15, 2012 (6:03 pm)

      That’s because of the other story – someone apparently jumped off the low bridge.

  • jedifarfy October 15, 2012 (6:11 pm)

    My 120 was just about to exit the bridge when the fire trucks starting streaming by. Scary stuff out there!

  • Chris W October 15, 2012 (6:28 pm)

    No problem coming from downtown on 55. Busses slow due to normal rain slowdowns.

  • justme October 15, 2012 (10:42 pm)

    I wish someone would have described the car in the accident. This description fits my daughter and her boyfriend who work right there and get off work at 5pm. I’m not getting a response on her phone either.

  • Neighbor October 15, 2012 (11:09 pm)

    Hey, Justme. I drove by when the car was about to be towed. It was a silver car – might have been a Honda. I might be wrong about the make – just caught a glimpse in my rear view mirror. I hope your daughter and her boyfriend are okay and just ignoring their phones. And I hope whoever was involved is okay too. They’re in my thoughts….

  • KJ October 15, 2012 (11:25 pm)

    Justme, I hope your daughter and her boyfriend are ok. I’ll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

    • WSB October 15, 2012 (11:56 pm)

      I hope so too. But really, if you are worried it is them, call Harborview Medical Center and ask for the nursing supervisor and give them a name and ask if that person is a patient. I don’t know how the privacy rules are working these days but it’s worth a try – I hope you have heard from her by now! I apologize that we didn’t have a photo. I was very close to the scene, caught in gridlock under the bridge, when suddenly the water-rescue call broke and I had to make a decision which way to turn – I gambled that I could get to the latter more easily and have someone else pick up a shot of the former. Didn’t work – they towed faster than they usually do.

  • Me October 16, 2012 (12:21 am)

    WSB is amazing.

  • Passenger October 16, 2012 (7:01 am)

    Hey guys. Can’t thank you enough for the thoughts and prayers since last night.

    I’m the guy that crawled out of the car.

    My wife and I are fine; resting at home. Some bumps and scrapes but no major injuries to report. She was unconscious at the time due to a mild concussion…but I saw a picture of the car on another article and I’m counting my blessings.

    JRey, I can’t thank you guys enough. Talk about scary. Oddly enough I was never in shock though. The blood on my arms looked way worse than it was…most of it came from a cut that can’t have been more than a centimeter in length.

    Remembering the roll and seeing the pictures makes it clear though: we weren’t lucky. We were saved.

  • justme October 16, 2012 (7:26 am)

    Just wanted to say thank you for your concerns and description of the car, which by the way also fits the description of my daughter’s car. Fortunately they did finally answer my phone call late last night so I was very relieved.

    Thank you WSB! My concerns & prayers go out to this couple and their families.

  • Katherine October 16, 2012 (11:42 am)

    “Passenger”, thank you so much for the update. I drove by the accident shortly after it happened and I have been so upset and worried. I hope you continue to recover well.

    I would like to thank the man who directed traffic in the time before the police arrived. Thanks for staying calm and giving the first responder space to work.

  • Walking the NIMBY fence October 16, 2012 (1:16 pm)

    “Passenger” – I am so glad you both are okay. It was really upsetting to see how crunched your car was; I came upon the scene as the tow truck arrived. I can’t tell you how happy I am to know you both are alive and recovering.

  • jestertrent October 16, 2012 (1:57 pm)

    The community on WSB, truly gives me hope for humanity. Shop much support and concern is shown on this blog. It is amazing…. THANK YOU, WSB!!

  • DelridgeResident October 16, 2012 (8:45 pm)

    @Passenger I am so glad to hear that you and your wife are already out of the hospital and recovering! You both were in my thoughts last night after seeing this story and pictures on a different news source.

  • WSB October 20, 2012 (1:56 pm)

    Belatedly adding a photo – which was shared with us that day on an old Facebook profile we seldom use, and we just found it.

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