UPDATE: 2 vehicles collide on Fauntleroy Way, 1 goes sideways

(Added: WSB photo)

5:54 PM: Thanks to the texter who tipped us even before Seattle Fire‘s “heavy rescue” dispatch went out – they report a car is on its side in the middle of eastbound Fauntleroy Way in The Triangle. The SFD dispatch has SW Oregon as the cross-street. We’re on our way to find out more.

5:58 PM: Per scanner, all but three of the SFD units are being dismissed – the person feared trapped in the vehicle is out.

6:08 PM: No injuries, our crew has been told at the scene. Two vehicles involved; police are talking to the drivers, and awaiting tow trucks. Eastbound Fauntleroy is blocked between 38th SW and the YMCA annex at SW Oregon.

6:23 PM: It’s blurry, but this camera should show when eastbound Fauntleroy reopens, if SDOT doesn’t move it – you can see the closed stretch in the right foreground.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: 2 vehicles collide on Fauntleroy Way, 1 goes sideways"

  • Seattle Scofflaws December 30, 2016 (6:05 pm)

    Oregon backed up to California Ave

  • JanS December 30, 2016 (7:35 pm)

    that intersection is a bear…glad no one was hurt…just a matter of time, though

  • Dave December 30, 2016 (11:39 pm)

    I agree Jan bad intersection in general. 

    There was another accident there about 6 months ago. I wonder how this one happened. People run the light on Fauntleroy often. I wonder when the city will enforce traffic laws or make safety improvements. I’ve made multiple requests and I imagine others have as well.

  • M December 31, 2016 (8:57 am)

    Worst intersection. A couple times I was in the right turn only lane on Fauntleroy turning right on Alaska and people to my left turning with me. There is only ONE right hand turn lane there people! 

    • Chemist December 31, 2016 (10:42 am)

      Maybe that traffic revision will sink in after a few more years.

    • Dave December 31, 2016 (11:24 am)

      Before it was reconfigured I had someone cut me off to turn left to AK from the far right lane. Left turns have never been allowed there at least in the 20 years I have been here.

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