UPDATE: Flipped-car crash in Morgan Junction

(WSB photo)

1:03 AM: Thanks for the tips. California SW is blocked north of Fauntleroy right now because of a flipped-car crash. Everyone is reported to be out of the vehicle. More to come.

1:20 AM: The car is flipped on California between Fauntleroy and Graham, per our crew. Police say one person was inside, a woman, who is being taken to the hospital by private ambulance.

1:37 AM: Photo added. At least one parked car was damaged.

20 Replies to "UPDATE: Flipped-car crash in Morgan Junction"

  • Rick March 7, 2018 (8:03 am)

    The West Seattle Vortex strikes once again!

    • Chuck March 7, 2018 (10:55 am)

      What are the odds? Hope she’s okay!

      • Tom March 7, 2018 (11:54 am)

        She is ok. A bit banged up and hurting  but mostly emotionally.  We just hope she learns from this

  • waikikigirl March 7, 2018 (9:45 am)

    I tell ya it’s a great big magnet underneath that pull these autos right over!!! 

  • SaraB March 7, 2018 (10:58 am)

    Late last night, I heard several cars speeding down California.  I wonder if this was one of them.  That white car in the background was being loaded onto a tow truck this morning as I passed.   It looked like it sustained a high speed impact – or at least a lot higher speed than anyone has business driving on city streets. 

  • Grip March 7, 2018 (11:55 am)

    That white car is my friends, it was parked during all of this. What are the odds.

  • 56bricks March 7, 2018 (12:21 pm)

    I walk by this car twice a day. It’s a very sporty Subaru. Can’t find any badges as to what model but a pretty cool car. I’m guessing it’s totaled. 

  • M March 7, 2018 (12:44 pm)

    Well boo. That’s my car on the left. I was gifted with some fresh white scratches on the bumper and now an insurance and repair headache. This is why we can’t have nice things…

    • M March 7, 2018 (12:59 pm)

      PS I am glad no one was hurt, including the driver. Everyone, please SLOW DOWN and drive sober, with two hands on the wheel and eyes and ears at attention. Drive like everyone has a car full of babies. Let’s all get to where we are going safe and sound. Driving is a privilege to be taken seriously.

    • Swede. March 7, 2018 (2:51 pm)

      She didn’t have insurance either!?

      • M March 7, 2018 (4:20 pm)

        I have been unable to determine yet if the at fault party has insurance and/or will offer to pay for repairs. I have filed a claim with my insurance and I’m working to get in touch with police. Either way, it’s a lot of hoops to jump through to repair damage I did not cause.

  • Gebus March 7, 2018 (1:53 pm)

    Why are so many people flipping their cars in West Seattle?

    Driving too fast?


    Texting while driving?


    A combination of some or all of those?

    I mean seriously, why? Slooow the “f’ down people, you will get there when you get there. . .

    I’ve never even come close to flipping a car and I just don’t get it.

    • WSB March 7, 2018 (1:57 pm)

      As far as I can tell from monitoring traffic reports citywide, it’s not that there are more here, just that we cover them all.

    • Seattlite March 7, 2018 (3:25 pm)

       GEBUS — I’m inclined to think there are a lot of morons driving on the roads today.  An example, I was driving northbound on 48th sw when an oncoming car driving in the southbound lane swerved into the northbound lane, almost crashing into my car,  to go around an oversized  parked truck. This moron did not have the sense to stop and wait for the northbound traffic to clear before going around the truck that was an obstacle in the southbound lane.  It’s this type of dangerous  driver that can cause bad accidents.

  • HT March 7, 2018 (2:21 pm)

    We heard it last night, as we live right across the street, and thought at first someone was moving the dumpster. Glad to hear everyone is okay, despite what could have happened .

  • 56bricks March 7, 2018 (2:29 pm)

    C’mon. I’ve mentioned it several times. It’s the infamous “West Seattle Vortex”.

  • just wondering March 7, 2018 (4:08 pm)

    Why do the owners of the cars that were hit park on California overnight?

    Do they live at Strata and have no parking spaces on the property? 

    • WSB March 7, 2018 (4:19 pm)

      There are no overnight parking restrictions on that stretch of road that I’m aware of, so anyone has as much right to park there as anyone else. But who’s to say they are residents? There are at least two businesses steps away that are still open at 1 am (when the crash happened).

    • M March 7, 2018 (4:24 pm)

      I do live at Strata. From my observations street parking in the Morgan Junction is utilized by residents (apartments and houses), businesses and their customers, and commuters (folks who live away from the bus line drive to the junction and park then hop on a bus).

  • 56bricks March 8, 2018 (2:55 pm)

    C line park and ride.

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