Comments on: Update: Truck crash at 48th and Hudson, driver OK http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:46:12 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: "Truck" Driver http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-974104 "Truck" Driver Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:47:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-974104 @Jim - I myself drive a "pickup" truck and assumed (before opening the article) that it was a "pickup" truck that crashed. Keep up the good work WSB! @Jim – I myself drive a “pickup” truck and assumed (before opening the article) that it was a “pickup” truck that crashed. Keep up the good work WSB!

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By: Eric http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973887 Eric Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:49:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973887 *sigh* *sigh*

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By: Jim http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973871 Jim Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:01:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973871 "WSB is known widely as a blog to be admired so why so critical? " Because it is an admired and professional product that links its headlines at the ST, where a casual scanner (who may not open the story) reads that a "truck" crashed in West Seattle. I drive what responsible media calls a "truck" and we frankly don't like being implicated as a group in crashes we are not involved in. It isn't good enough that the error is corrected when a reader opens the story, since the majority of those reading the ST headline won't. It's brought to the attention of WSB so it can avoid this error in the future, which far from damaging the admiration it enjoys, can only help make it better. “WSB is known widely as a blog to be admired so why so critical? ”

Because it is an admired and professional product that links its headlines at the ST, where a casual scanner (who may not open the story) reads that a “truck” crashed in West Seattle. I drive what responsible media calls a “truck” and we frankly don’t like being implicated as a group in crashes we are not involved in. It isn’t good enough that the error is corrected when a reader opens the story, since the majority of those reading the ST headline won’t. It’s brought to the attention of WSB so it can avoid this error in the future, which far from damaging the admiration it enjoys, can only help make it better.

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By: Ajax http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973862 Ajax Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:52:06 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973862 Upon first reading the story headline, I was absolutely sure that a road train had crashed in the residential roundabout at Hudson and 48th, but then I looked at the three color photos included with the story and figured out it was a pickup truck without having to call out the editor. Upon first reading the story headline, I was absolutely sure that a road train had crashed in the residential roundabout at Hudson and 48th, but then I looked at the three color photos included with the story and figured out it was a pickup truck without having to call out the editor.

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By: 48th SW Resident http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973861 48th SW Resident Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:47:11 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973861 The speed limit on any street not otherwise marked is 25mph. This dolt, and yes I was at the crash site within 90 seconds of it happening, was under the influence and admitted it. 40 miles an hour on the 4800 block is very common. I'd love to be able to have the police ticket each and every car that speeds on 48th - many children - no need to speed. The speed limit on any street not otherwise marked is 25mph. This dolt, and yes I was at the crash site within 90 seconds of it happening, was under the influence and admitted it. 40 miles an hour on the 4800 block is very common. I’d love to be able to have the police ticket each and every car that speeds on 48th – many children – no need to speed.

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By: neighbor http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973859 neighbor Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:38:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973859 @"resident" and "Jim" - seriously? Do you have nothing better to do with your time than correct the stellar reporting from our West Seattle Blog? If you have such picky stupid issues with the reporting than why do you bother reading it? WSB is known widely as a blog to be admired so why so critical? Get a life. Thank you Tracy and staff for all you do! As for the reporting - we live on that very cross-street and the reporting was spot on. We heard it and watched the clean up of the truck and it's contents. The tree that was hit will bear the scars forever unfortunately. We, too, are glad that the driver was ok. @”resident” and “Jim” – seriously? Do you have nothing better to do with your time than correct the stellar reporting from our West Seattle Blog? If you have such picky stupid issues with the reporting than why do you bother reading it? WSB is known widely as a blog to be admired so why so critical? Get a life. Thank you Tracy and staff for all you do!

As for the reporting – we live on that very cross-street and the reporting was spot on. We heard it and watched the clean up of the truck and it’s contents. The tree that was hit will bear the scars forever unfortunately. We, too, are glad that the driver was ok.

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By: Jim http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973841 Jim Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:05:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973841 "... Katie was told at the scene that it did not appear to be a high-speed crash – maybe 30 to 40 mph, though that’s fast enough at an intersection with a traffic circle. ..." The term "high-speed crash" does not refer to whether the speed was too fast for conditions, just the vehicle's velocity. In this case it was described properly as not "high speed" but arguably too fast to negotiate this round-about. “… Katie was told at the scene that it did not appear to be a high-speed crash – maybe 30 to 40 mph, though that’s fast enough at an intersection with a traffic circle. …”

The term “high-speed crash” does not refer to whether the speed was too fast for conditions, just the vehicle’s velocity. In this case it was described properly as not “high speed” but arguably too fast to negotiate this round-about.

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By: Stark http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973832 Stark Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:23:56 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973832 30-40 mph in a residential area at an intersection buffered by a traffic circle not considered high speed.. Interesting. 30-40 mph in a residential area at an intersection buffered by a traffic circle not considered high speed.. Interesting.

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By: Jim http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973808 Jim Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:19:14 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973808 Tracy; I'm not saying that describing it as a "truck" crash is unusual. Many journalists make the same error. I'm saying it's an attempt to over-state the nature of the vehicle and possible consequences in the headline, presumably to attract readers who might not open the story if it more accurately said a "pickup-truck crashed". As a commercial CMV operator I can assure you that in crashes, the difference between a truck and a pickup-truck is significant, and that's why DOT, enforcement, good journalists and traffic reporters generally use the "pickup" qualifier to accurately communicate the type of vehicle. Thank you on the other hand for using "crash" instead of accident. Tracy; I’m not saying that describing it as a “truck” crash is unusual. Many journalists make the same error. I’m saying it’s an attempt to over-state the nature of the vehicle and possible consequences in the headline, presumably to attract readers who might not open the story if it more accurately said a “pickup-truck crashed”. As a commercial CMV operator I can assure you that in crashes, the difference between a truck and a pickup-truck is significant, and that’s why DOT, enforcement, good journalists and traffic reporters generally use the “pickup” qualifier to accurately communicate the type of vehicle.
Thank you on the other hand for using “crash” instead of accident.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973762 WSB Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:09:59 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973762 Hi, "resident." WSB *is* written by paid journalists with a veteran editor (30+ years). I'm not "correcting" it because it's not incorrect. Thanks! - Tracy Hi, “resident.” WSB *is* written by paid journalists with a veteran editor (30+ years). I’m not “correcting” it because it’s not incorrect. Thanks! – Tracy

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By: resident http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973761 resident Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:05:06 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973761 light truck refers to a pickup, and truck refers to a vehicle with a payload greater than 4000 pounds if you want to be technical about it. though i suspect f350s with a payload a bit over that are still registered by the dmv as light duty. so yea, if this was written by a paid journalist with editors it would probably have been corrected. light truck refers to a pickup, and truck refers to a vehicle with a payload greater than 4000 pounds if you want to be technical about it. though i suspect f350s with a payload a bit over that are still registered by the dmv as light duty. so yea, if this was written by a paid journalist with editors it would probably have been corrected.

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By: m http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973729 m Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:36:20 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973729 @ Jim...huh? @ Jim…huh?

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By: West Seattle Hipster http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973656 West Seattle Hipster Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:11:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973656 Glad the driver is ok, but folks need to be extra cautious when driving trucks because of the higher center of gravity. Truck looks like it is totaled, but lucky for the driver he will walk away from it. Glad the driver is ok, but folks need to be extra cautious when driving trucks because of the higher center of gravity.

Truck looks like it is totaled, but lucky for the driver he will walk away from it.

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By: Citizen Sane http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973618 Citizen Sane Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:51:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973618 The term "truck" often refers to a "pick-up truck", Jim. Don't know what planet you are from... The term “truck” often refers to a “pick-up truck”, Jim. Don’t know what planet you are from…

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2013/02/big-response-to-crash-at-48th-and-hudson/#comment-973602 WSB Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:36:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=142427#comment-973602 While that did not appear to be the case at the scene, according to our crew, Tweets By Beat has classified the call as a suspected DUI: . https://twitter.com/SeattlePDW2/status/305287147143974912 While that did not appear to be the case at the scene, according to our crew, Tweets By Beat has classified the call as a suspected DUI:
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https://twitter.com/SeattlePDW2/status/305287147143974912

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