Crash at 35th and Thistle sends 1 to hospital

August 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm | In West Seattle news, Westwood | 3 Comments

Thanks to Tony for the photo from the scene of a crash at 35th and Thistle earlier this evening. Medics and investigators worked quickly to help keep the busy intersection from being blocked for too long – we got texts about it but it was already in the process of final clearing by the time we arrived. A car and motorcycle were involved, and the motorcycle rider is reported to have been taken to the hospital by private ambulance, which means no major injuries (if they had been, the intersection also would have been closed for a much-longer investigation).

3 Comments

  1. I love your commitment to detail. Thank you.

    Comment by Chris W. — 12:11 am August 17, 2013 #

  2. Glad no one was seriously hurt. This intersection is more dangerous now than it used to be thanks to the red light cameras the city has installed. People either speed up or slam on their brakes to avoid being ticketed. Sucks that the city cares more about making money than our safety.

    Comment by a — 11:47 am August 17, 2013 #

  3. Coincidence or not…
    Afer hearing the city had to hold a special meeting to decide what to do with the 5,000,000 instead of the projected 800,000 in red light revenue, the turn signal at 35th and Thistle now changes automatically whether a car is there or not. Several nights now I have had to stop at the red light while traveling south on 35th as the ghost traffic turn west on Thistle. Right after proceeding through intersection my light cycles to red so the left turn lane with no vehicle in it can turn green. These cameras are bad enough now the city is fishing!
    Trim the trees so we can see at 35th and Thistle. Put a countdown cross signal so we better know when the light may change. Change length of yellow light to three seconds to increase safety. That’s what it’s all about right.

    Comment by j — 12:34 am August 19, 2013 #

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