Update: 2-vehicle crash, 1 flipped, at 16th and Trenton

August 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm | In West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 6 Comments

10:22 PM: On our way to check out what was initially dispatched as a “heavy rescue” at 16th and Trenton. At least one private ambulance has been called. More shortly.

10:45 PM UPDATE: As is frequently the case with “heavy rescue” calls, this one involved a flipped vehicle, one of two involved in a collision in the northbound lane of 16th SW just south of Trenton. Police have just reopened southbound 16th.

10:56 PM: Added two photos we took at the scene. One person is reported to have been taken to Harborview Medical Center. If we get any more info later tonight or tomorrow morning, we’ll add it here.

6 Comments

  1. Crazy! I am just a block north of this on 16th but didn’t hear anything from inside the house. I hope everyone involved is ok. Wonder if it was high speed driving related, it’s scary how fast people just fly down 16th. Need more stop signs or something.

    Comment by ElleWS — 11:13 pm August 22, 2013 #

  2. Hope he/she is ok…

    Comment by Samuel L. — 11:23 pm August 22, 2013 #

  3. That thing looks like it would probably flip over on its own. I’m surprised that there was another car involved!

    Comment by valvashon — 11:27 pm August 22, 2013 #

  4. Rollover year continues…

    Comment by M. — 11:13 pm August 23, 2013 #

  5. The amount that the jeep was lifted and the type of tires it has promotes the jeep to flip. Happens all the time offroading. You dont need speed to flip one. Thats why the subaru on the left didnt flip. Good thing it looks like the jeep had a rollcage on it being put to the test.

    Comment by JohnDoe — 12:12 am August 24, 2013 #

  6. John Doe is partially correct. That Jeep is lifted, it has tires designed for primarily offroad use (still street legal though), it has beadlocks on the rims (keep tire from rolling off the rim when running low pressure for offroad use), fire extinguisher mounted to roll bar (smart, safety first…), HiLift jack mounted on rear tire carrier… basically this Jeep was probably meant to be used for offroad use. However, saying that promotes the Jeep to flip is not correct. That jeep can articulate a lot and not flip in many conditions the Subaru would flip instantly. It’s more likely that speed was involved, this is where the Subaru with a low center of gravity is less likely to flip on flat surface than the Jeep is. My car is less likely to flip or lose traction than the Subaru on tarmac and dirt that’s flat surface, does not mean it can’t flip. F1 cars flip all the time, yet they have so much downforce it’s physically difficult to do that at high speeds, until Newton’s laws of motion take effect. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion

    Comment by Mike — 9:51 am August 25, 2013 #

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