UPDATE: Heavy-rescue call for flipped car on Harbor Avenue


(WSB photos by Christopher Boffoli)

2:39 PM: Thanks for the tip – The “heavy rescue” call in the 1500 block of Harbor Avenue SW (updated address) in the Don Armeni Boat Ramp area is for a flipped car, according to a caller. Avoid the area for now. More to come.

2:48 PM: This is now described as a flipped car vs. a parked car. No word on injuries so far.

3:05 PM: Just added a photo from WSB’s Christopher Boffoli at the scene. Meantime, SFD is dismissing all units that are still on the call, except for Ladder 11. He reports that a woman driving a Prius northbound on Harbor hit a parked Mini Cooper; she appears to have a hand injury but otherwise appears OK. The medic unit was also dismissed from the call, further confirming no serious injuries.

3:24 PM: One more photo added. As noted in comments, we don’t know the circumstances, but if we find out anything more, we’ll update.

8 Replies to "UPDATE: Heavy-rescue call for flipped car on Harbor Avenue"

  • Blinkyjoe April 3, 2017 (3:12 pm)

    Hitting a parked car hard enough to flip yourself on a sunny day…..

    • WSB April 3, 2017 (3:23 pm)

      Don’t know the circumstances; as we’ve said before, car-flipping can happen in the least likely of circumstances (not speeding, etc.). Don’t know if a medical emergency was involved, swerving to avoid something or someone (no joke, we were not far from there on Saturday when a bunny ran toward our car in the southbound lane – co-publisher at the wheel stopped in time without having to swerve, hit anything, etc.), or … Will update if we find out anything more. Meantime, adding another photo. – TR

  • smokeycretin9 April 4, 2017 (6:38 am)

    ahhhh yes, only a small view of thing to come for the summer of 2017.

  • valvashon April 4, 2017 (8:56 am)

    It’s always a Prius…

    • JC April 4, 2017 (9:14 am)

      You know, lately, I’ve been seeing accident reports of Prius flipping……not sure why they flip so easily.  

  • CMP April 4, 2017 (9:43 am)

    I guess I’m not the only one who thinks Prius drivers are terrible, thank you VALVASHON!  

  • GoGo April 4, 2017 (10:33 am)

    Count me in on that too, CMP.  Why is that?  

  • CMP April 4, 2017 (12:50 pm)

    I’ve noticed a trend with Prius drivers…they drive slow, ignore the “keep right except to pass” rule, don’t use turn signals and can’t park a car straight to save their lives.  Yes, I generalize, but I’ll go with the 80/20 rule that 80% of Prius owners are lousy drivers.  And there are  A LOT of Priuses in the Seattle area.  Volvo drivers are bad too.  

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