Update: Two hurt in crash at 35th/Henderson

October 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm | In West Seattle news, Westwood, WS breaking news | 15 Comments

(Crash scene viewed from east side of 35th; photo substituted for original cameraphone image)
7:17 PM: A crash at 35th/Henderson has injured at least two people and brought a sizable “automobile-rescue” response from Seattle Fire. We’re on the way.

7:27 PM UPDATE: Our crew says the crash involves an SUV and a car, in the median just north of the intersection; 35th is blocked both ways. Early radio exchanges suggest neither victim is believed to have life-threatening injuries.

7:52 PM: SFD Lt. Sue Stangl told us at the scene that the two drivers would be taken to Harborview by private ambulance to be checked out. The scene will be cleared sooner rather than later since no major injuries are involved and that means the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad won’t be called out.

15 Comments

  1. Lots of sirens passing by Morgan & 35th, going up the hill…hope the injuries aren’t serious….

    Comment by ~hockeywitch~ — 7:24 pm October 22, 2013 #

  2. Thank you WSB for helping us know what’s happening in our part of town without bugging the first responders! We were just at the library next door and no one knew what was going on.

    Comment by AH_Dad — 7:47 pm October 22, 2013 #

  3. I know we’re all in a hurry, but when 35th is blocked, please don’t drive on the side streets the same way you do on I-35. Slow down!

    Comment by Aaron — 7:52 pm October 22, 2013 #

  4. OK, look. Let’s just crank UP the speed limit on 35th and maybe add a couple more lanes. Heck, if we are just going to ignore that 35th is dangerous and needs a road diet, let’s just GO BIG! Bring it on! SO SICK OF IT.

    Comment by Fun to see Seattle so Bass Ackwards — 8:31 pm October 22, 2013 #

  5. 35th is I35…speeders are out of control.

    Comment by Seattlite — 10:13 pm October 22, 2013 #

  6. I live a block away from this stretch on 35th. Daily I see so many “almost” accidents of cars with cars, buses, pedestrians and bikers. People are flying down 35th toward Barton, coming from and going to the ferry, the library and Westwood Village, and since there are no dedicated turns, cars are moving in every direction with on-coming traffic at high speeds.

    I am shocked there hasn’t been a death. But sadly nothing will get done until there is a death.

    I’ve petitioned for years for turn lights and nothing.

    Comment by thansen — 11:14 pm October 22, 2013 #

  7. Hellooooo! Can we say ‘Speed Radar’? Unlike cops, they can be there and on duty 24/7.

    Comment by Citizen Sane — 12:26 am October 23, 2013 #

  8. I agree with thansen. I live near this intersection and see people running red lights on a daily basis. I drive down 35th almost daily and see people running red lights all the time. There are cameras on a few of the intersections but those are not the ones I see people running the red lights. 35th and Barton. 35th and Henderson. 35th and Trenton. All the time. I also see lots of people talking on their phones. It’s not safe out there.

    Comment by Bonnie — 6:38 am October 23, 2013 #

  9. I was assisting the guy in the white car before the SFD showed up, he was out like a light. I did not know there were more injuries. Even with the road littered with car parts people were speeding by as if nothing was wrong. SLOW DOWN FOLKS.

    Comment by Dennis — 6:55 am October 23, 2013 #

  10. Just this morning, at 5:40 am, a car ran the red at 35th and Henderson while I was waiting to cross. I thought: “Boy, I wish this intersection had a camera to catch this stuff.” It happens every time I’m waiting to cross, which means it probably happens almost every light change. And folks going to and fro on Henderson are almost as guilty as the I-35ers: In their rush to catch a light they will speed through with little attention to whether someone is in a crosswalk. Sadly, I think thansen is correct. Nothing will be done until someone dies.

    Comment by Ms. Picky — 8:15 am October 23, 2013 #

  11. I also live in near 35th and Henderson. Fast traffic, no turn lanes, and narrow lanes (notice how much more room there is the further north you travel, Camp Long area is downright spacious), add in the congestion on Henderson by the library and Lucky 7. thanson is correct, it is just a matter of time.

    Comment by what can be done? — 8:25 am October 23, 2013 #

  12. It has been a few years but police were out with radar guns on 35th after a rash of accidents and 1 death (I think). Maybe these recent events will be the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Slow down peeps.

    Comment by enough — 10:43 am October 23, 2013 #

  13. I have come close to being hit several times while crossing this stretch of 35th – legally – as a pedestrian. The most memorable incident was the postal carrier who turned left in front of me while he was talking on the phone. Then he chastised me for entering the crosswalk with a “walk” sign.

    Comment by enviromaven — 11:12 am October 23, 2013 #

  14. Dennis, thanks for the assistance, I am the guy in the white car that got hit & knocked out. This is the 2nd time in 2 years I’ve been hit on 35th 6 blocks from my house. Something needs to be done. I’m lucky I just walked away with a sprained spine and headaches.

    Comment by Kelan — 4:14 pm October 28, 2013 #

  15. If anyone was a witness to this accident please call me at 800-755-1054, Ext. 5423, thank you. Margo Cornelison – Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance

    Comment by Margo Cornelison — 11:18 am November 12, 2013 #

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