UPDATE: ‘Heavy rescue’ call in Fauntlee Hills

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

9:39 PM: A big Seattle Fire “heavy rescue” is headed to the 8800 block of 41st SW in Fauntlee Hills (map), for a report of a “car on its side with people trapped.” More shortly.

9:58 PM: Photo added. Most SFD units were canceled shortly after dispatch but others remain, with police.


10:07 PM: 41st SW is blocked by the crash scene, which is on a residential street. We are told the man driving the car was the only person in it; he will be going to a hospital by private ambulance to be checked out. He hit a parked car, police tell us.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Heavy rescue' call in Fauntlee Hills"

  • ~Hockeywitch~ November 26, 2016 (9:43 pm)

    Hope everyone will be ok. A few engines just passed by. 

  • Audrey Martin November 26, 2016 (9:58 pm)

    I just saw a few police cars driving by the bottom of my hill, I hope everybody is alright. :( 

    • WSB November 26, 2016 (10:20 pm)

      The driver was alert and conscious, and the decision to transport by private ambulance rather than SFD medic unit generally means no life-threatening injuries.

  • rob November 26, 2016 (11:31 pm)

     how do you flip a car on a street like that i thought the speed limit was 20mph

    • WSB November 26, 2016 (11:45 pm)

      We’ve had this discussion in almost every comment thread following a flipped-car report. Speed is not necessarily the cause of something like this. The car more often “trips” on something – perhaps, another car. As shown in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg7hKs6bKTA

    • Rick November 27, 2016 (1:01 am)

      I rolled my VW Bug in Sealth parking lot in ’73 so anything’s possible.

  • unknown November 27, 2016 (4:20 am)

    I am happy the person is OK but like I’ve mentioned before …WS has these huge magnets under some of their streets and this must be one of them! 

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