Car goes sideways east of High Point, no injuries

June 7, 2014 at 12:54 am | In West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 9 Comments

12:54 AM: Sylvan Way is blocked east of High Point while police investigate a car-on-its-side crash. Just one vehicle, and nobody had to go to the hospital, police told us at the scene; it was originally dispatched as a “heavy rescue,” but that was pulled back quickly.

1:19 AM UPDATE: Westbound Sylvan Way is open again, according to scanner traffic.


  1. Been out of town for two weeks, but have they fixed all the light poles that have been burned out since the last one? It was so dark by the cemetery you almost had to use high beams when I left just before Memorial Day weekend.

    Comment by Trickycoolj — 5:56 am June 7, 2014 #

  2. No they have not because a stretch of them never came back on after a roll over took out a light pole. Who do we contact to get that fixed ?

    Comment by C — 11:07 am June 7, 2014 #

  3. You speed, you rollover, you bump your head, you forget your name & where you live, you become homeless & hop trains to Mississippi where you die from eating raw crawfish.
    Don’t speed.

    Comment by drahcir61 — 11:24 am June 7, 2014 #

  4. Contact City Light regarding street lights that are out.

    Comment by WSince86 — 12:34 pm June 7, 2014 #

  5. Here’s how to do that:
    This was east of the April flipped-car crash:
    And there was this one in 2011
    and another in 2010. (Also in 2011, car vs pole: )
    I should also note two things: While the 911 callout was for Sylvan Heights Drive, this did NOT happen on that street – it happened on Sylvan Way itself, the main route between Delridge and 35th (which becomes Morgan further to the west). Also, we have no official word on its cause (and probably never will, since no major injuries resulted). That stretch has other challenges, could even have been swerving to avoid wildlife.

    Comment by WSB — 12:43 pm June 7, 2014 #

  6. I’m one of the residents in Sylvan Ridge and was the first one to get to the driver after he crawled out of his sunroof. He was okay, aside from being shaken and scraped up on his arms, hands and legs. There was definitely a faint smell of alcohol on him. He explained the he was doing 35 going around the turn (right before Home Depot if you’re going downhill) and his car “over steered” and he lost control. Sadly, he wasn’t the owner of the car. His friend and owner of the car, showed up a few minutes later, after the driver received his phone out of the car. It was kind of a terrifying sight to see, but I’m glad the driver is alive.

    Comment by Lee T — 2:05 pm June 7, 2014 #

  7. 35? Things that make you go, Hmmmmmm.

    Comment by Vanessa — 2:37 pm June 7, 2014 #

  8. That stretch of road has a very narrow shoulder that drops right into a deep, natural gulley (dirt and gravel–seriously eroded). Just spit-balling here, but if our (perhaps) intoxicated driver let his wheels dip into that ditch and over-corrected…

    Glad he’s okay.

    Comment by No. No. No. — 8:49 pm June 7, 2014 #

  9. “Faint smell of alcohol” pretty much says it right there. “Friends don’t let friends drive YOUR car drunk”.

    Comment by Bradley — 10:55 pm June 7, 2014 #

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