Update: 1 hospitalized, 1 arrested after Highway 509 crash

12:27 AM: Southbound Highway 509 just south of Cloverdale – between West Seattle and South Park – is closed right now because of a rollover crash. We don’t know details of the crash, but Seattle Fire units originally responded for a “heavy rescue” and Seattle Police units are being asked to help the State Patrol block off the area.

12:34 AM UPDATE: According to scanner traffic, a “mid-size car” rolled multiple times, and came to a rest with a 28-year-old man pinned under the car; he was quickly extricated by fire/rescue crews, but does NOT appear to have any serious injuries. He’s now being taken to a hospital to be checked out.

6:51 AM UPDATE: The official State Patrol media update is now available and as a commenter noted, it says two cars were involved, one hitting the other while both were traveling “at a high rate of speed.” The driver of the car that rolled, a 2003 Nissan 350, is now described as a 21-year-old Seattle man, taken to Harborview Medical Center; the other driver, a 22-year-old Seattle man, was booked into King County Jail, and the 2000 Daewoo Nubira he was driving was impounded. The WSP says the road was closed for five hours.

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5 Replies to "Update: 1 hospitalized, 1 arrested after Highway 509 crash"

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    Steak July 9, 2013 (12:38 am)

    Friend of mine was on site. Says two fool cars were racing and almost ran him off the road. One car flipped and pinned the driver at his chest. Figured he saved the idiot’s life pending rescue arrival.

    Youth, wasted on the young…

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    rocky raccoon July 9, 2013 (2:55 am)

    Road was still closed when I went by 15 minutes ago. Seems like a long closure for no serious injuries.

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    Greta July 9, 2013 (6:44 am)

    Wow. Glad the guy made it out unscathed.

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    Steak July 9, 2013 (9:18 am)

    The KIRO and KOMO websites both have numerous photos and some video up. Amazing that neither were seriously injured. The Nissan 350Z was a mangled mess…

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    datamuse July 9, 2013 (10:16 am)

    I live above this highway and often hear racing late at night. Kind of surprised something like this didn’t happen sooner. Glad no one was killed.

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