Traffic alert: Motorcycle crash at 1st Ave. ramp to westbound bridge

January 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 7 Comments

(Photo tweeted by @shermanscorner)
4:05 PM: Thanks to the caller who reported a crash at the 1st Avenue South ramp to the westbound West Seattle Bridge, just as the Seattle Fire medic call appeared on the log. The caller said a motorcycle rider had gone down; radio communications from SFD confirm that, and describe the rider as “conscious and alert.”

4:10 PM: Just announced via radio: “The on-ramp from 1st to the West Seattle Bridge is going to be entirely shut down.”

4:21 PM: Update – sounds like the ramp will NOT be closed for long. Added a tweeted photo; @shermanscorner says the people who were on the ramp when the crash happened (we don’t have info on the circumstances) were directed to back up to clear it.

4:36 PM: Fire units have cleared from the scene – we haven’t heard official confirmation but the ramp was expected to reopen once that happened.

7 Comments

  1. Just tweeted you a pic from the on ramp.

    Comment by k — 4:16 pm January 7, 2014 #

  2. They backed people down off the ramp and rerouted.

    Comment by k — 4:20 pm January 7, 2014 #

  3. Has it cleared? The C line is on a reroute to 1st. Ave. I could tell the bus driver if it is still blocked.

    Comment by Deb — 5:31 pm January 7, 2014 #

  4. Slow down folks… It’s wet

    Comment by Velo_nut — 6:00 pm January 7, 2014 #

  5. West bound stopped from I 5.

    Comment by Enough — 6:06 pm January 7, 2014 #

  6. Is the biker ok?

    Comment by beaglenut — 7:05 pm January 7, 2014 #

  7. This is not surprising, what with that suicide-squeeze on- and off-ramp and poorly finished road surface… I hope the rider is OK.

    Comment by Wendell — 7:56 pm January 7, 2014 #

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