West Seattle Blog... » WS breaking news http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 20:39:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 UPDATE: Crash at 21st and Myrtle, driver in custody http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/crash-at-21st-and-myrtle/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/crash-at-21st-and-myrtle/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:23:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330374 9:23 PM: You might have heard the sirens a little while ago – a big initial response for a crash at 21st SW and SW Myrtle. It was first called out as a “heavy rescue,” but it’s been scaled back. We don’t have details on the circumstances but are off to check.

9:54 PM: It was a one-car crash at the curve by Sanislo Elementary. The car went into the shrubs on the slope west of the corner, north of the stairs. The driver got himself out, police told us at the scene, and is unhurt, but is in custody, while they investigate the possibility of DUI.

ADDED FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Online records show a 34-year-old man was cited for being under the influence.

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UPDATE: Van flips on westbound bridge’s Delridge offramp http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffic-alert-crash-response-at-westbound-bridges-delridge-offramp/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffic-alert-crash-response-at-westbound-bridges-delridge-offramp/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 23:35:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329350

(Photo courtesy Chris Monsos)

3:35 PM: Big Seattle Fire and Police response headed right now for a crash reported on the Delridge offramp from the westbound West Seattle Bridge. It was originally reported as a potential “heavy rescue” situation but is being scaled back. We’re on the way to see what we can find out.

3:46 PM: Overturned van, according to Jen in comments and Chris via the photo we’ve just added. No word yet on injuries. SDOT says the ramp is blocked right now so the van can be towed.

4:21 PM: Even before the van was to be towed, Chris said, traffic was getting around. We’ve added a photo sent by our crew.

4:32 PM: Metro says this has rerouted buses on Routes 50, 120, 125. If you’re headed that way, use stops south of Genesee TFN.

4:52 PM: SDOT says the ramp is now clear. (And, two minutes later, Metro says its buses on Delridge are back to normal routes.)

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Driver to hospital after crashing into tree at 18th/Delridge http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/driver-to-hospital-after-crashing-into-tree-at-18thdelridge/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/driver-to-hospital-after-crashing-into-tree-at-18thdelridge/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2015 23:12:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329144

Thanks to the texter who sent that photo from Delridge/18th. We subsequently headed over to check out the scene and found the northbound lane is blocked. One person was being put into Medic 32, and police told us he’s being taken to Harborview.

(Added: Photo e-mailed by Amelia)
Avoid the area for a while.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Man stabbed in south Highland Park http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-crime-watch-highland-park-stabbing/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-crime-watch-highland-park-stabbing/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2015 06:52:52 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329073 10:52 PM FRIDAY: Police are in the 8100 block of 16th SW right now investigating a stabbing. The victim is a man believed to be 35-40 years old, stabbed once in a back, being rushed to Harborview Medical Center right now. Not much other information available so far but the incident also might be linked to a report of a woman one block away, in the 8100 block of 15th SW, saying she was “maced.”

SATURDAY NIGHT NOTE: The incident is classified on the police-report map as an armed robbery at a residence. No narrative details are available, and at this point won’t be before Monday.

MONDAY AFTERNOON: Here’s our followup.

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Bicycle rider hurt in crash at 20th and Henderson http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/bicycle-rider-hurt-in-crash-at-20th-and-henderson/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/bicycle-rider-hurt-in-crash-at-20th-and-henderson/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:21:56 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328826 Thanks to the readers who have texted about an incident blocking the intersection at 20th and Henderson. It was listed as a medic response on the Seattle Fire 911 log; SFD tells us it’s a crash involving a bicycle rider. We’re headed to the scene to try to find out more.

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UPDATE: 2-car crash at California and Findlay http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffic-alert-crash-at-california-and-findlay/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffic-alert-crash-at-california-and-findlay/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:33:16 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=328450

10:33 AM: Northbound California is blocked at Findlay because of a crash involving two cars, one of which (as shown in our top photo) went up onto the NE curb and hit stopped just short of a hydrant, right next to the RapidRide stop. Police are directing traffic around the scene, alternating use of the southbound lane. So far, it doesn’t appear that anyone will have to go to the hospital.

10:55 AM: Added two more photos. The one above this line is courtesy of Robert; the one below is ours, showing the other car that was involved.

11:51 AM: Just a note – we haven’t been able to go back and see if the street is clear yet. If you go through the area and can verify, please comment – thanks!

12:27 PM: Thanks to William for sending word that the road is now open both ways.

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UPDATE: 1 hospitalized after 2-car crash at 35th SW and SW Brandon http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-nb-35th-at-brandon/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/traffic-alert-crash-blocking-nb-35th-at-brandon/#comments Sun, 01 Nov 2015 03:39:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=327771

(WSB photos)

8:39 PM: Thanks to Erin for the tip. Northbound 35th is blocked at Brandon because of a crash involving at least 2 vehicles. One is up on the sidewalk south of Brandon, another vehicle blocking Brandon.

Avoid the area. It’s just started raining heavily after an extended break.

8:50 PM: Now only the outside NB lane is blocked. Police tell us the woman driving the car that went up on the sidewalk was taken to the hospital; one tow truck is here already and they’re hoping the second will arrive soon.

9:18 PM: Photos added after we returned to HQ.

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UPDATE: Driver hits parked vehicle, flips car on Fauntleroy Way http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/driver-hits-parked-vehicle-flips-car-on-fauntleroy-way/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/driver-hits-parked-vehicle-flips-car-on-fauntleroy-way/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:32:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=327256

11:32 PM: Thanks to the reader who just texted that photo and word of the rollover crash at Fauntleroy Way and SW Findlay, saying the driver hit the parked vehicle and flipped their own. The Seattle Fire response closed fairly quickly, so as far as we know, no serious injuries.

7:27 AM: The driver is under investigation for DUI.

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UPDATE: Rescue callout for crash in west Admiral; no one hurt http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/rescue-callout-for-crash-in-west-admiral/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/rescue-callout-for-crash-in-west-admiral/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 00:11:18 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=327155

5:11 PM: Seattle Fire has just sent an “automobile rescue” callout to a crash in the 2700 block of 53rd SW, near Schmitz Park\.

5:13 PM: First units on scene say no one’s hurt and everyone’s out of the car, so the response is being scaled back.

5:42 PM: Just checked out the crash scene. As you can see in the photo we added, the car just missed hitting a utility pole – but did hit a car in a driveway on the downhill curve at 53rd SW and Admiral Way.

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UPDATES: 1 hurt in 2-car crash at 42nd and Findlay; 3-car crash at 35th and Thistle; collision at Delridge and Henderson http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/rescue-response-on-the-way-to-42nd-and-findlay/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/rescue-response-on-the-way-to-42nd-and-findlay/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 20:52:00 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=326997 (UPDATING to add third West Seattle collision reported in less than an hour)

FIRST CRASH, 1:52 PM: Big Seattle Fire response on the way to 42nd and Findlay for an “automobile rescue” call.

1:55 PM: The response is being scaled back because, according to emergency-radio traffic, everyone’s made it out of their vehicles.

2:06 PM: Adding a photo. One person’s going to the hospital via private ambulance; injuries are not serious. The reason this originally was called out as a “rescue,” police tell us, is that the airbags deployed on one car and they were concerned about possible major injuries and getting the person out quickly and safely. This is the second crash at the intersection in three days; the previous one happened Thursday morning and was mentioned at the time in our morning-traffic coverage.

SECOND CRASH, 2:17 PM: Another crash – this time reported to involve 3 vehicles, at 35th SW and SW Thistle. SFD is arriving and SPD is on the way; we’d suggest avoiding the neighborhood for a while.

2:23 PM: Our crew reports this is actually south of Thistle on 35th, between Thistle and Cloverdale, and the northbound side is blocked by not just the vehicles but also the emergency response.

THIRD CRASH, 2:41 PM: Delridge and Henderson, just reported, partly blocking the intersection, injuries reported. On the way to check.

3:01 PM UPDATE: No major injuries here, either. Delridge traffic is getting through, albeit slowly; if you’re headed east on Henderson, you’ll have to divert for now.

3:29 PM: Let us know if you see any of these still blocking – we were able to check Thistle/Cloverdale/35th on the way back from Delridge/Henderson, and it was all off to the side.

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UPDATE: Search off Alki Point suspended; no one missing from ferry M/V Puyallup http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/state-ferry-puyallup-involved-in-searchrescue-off-alki-point/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/state-ferry-puyallup-involved-in-searchrescue-off-alki-point/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2015 00:44:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=326720

5:44 PM: Thanks for the texts. The state ferry M/V Puyallup has been involved in what Washington State Ferries describes as a “search/rescue” situation off Alki Point. The U.S. Coast Guard says someone might have gone overboard and it’s helping search. The Puyallup’s one of the biggest ferries in the system and serves the Seattle-Bainbridge run.

6:05 PM: The Puyallup is continuing to sail slowly off Alki, changing directions periodically – it’s currently heading westward again, according to VesselWatch. Our crew sees the USCG helicopter circling, too.

6:31 PM: The Puyallup finally went on to Bainbridge Island. One person on board tweets that what/who they were looking for might just have been “a seal.”

10:10 PM: The USCG says the search was officially suspended before 8 pm after Puyallup’s captain confirmed no one was missing.

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Motorcycle rider hurt in crash on Fauntleroy Way http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/motorcycle-rider-hurt-in-crash-on-fauntleroy-way/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/motorcycle-rider-hurt-in-crash-on-fauntleroy-way/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 05:06:34 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322218

Avoid Fauntleroy Way north of Lincoln Park right now – a crash left a motorcycle rider hurt at Fauntleroy Way and SW Othello, and he’s being taken to the hospital by private ambulance. Police are trying to sort out the circumstances – whether the rider lost control and hit a parked car, or whether it might have been a hit-run situation, as one witness mentioned a white pickup truck leaving the scene. His injuries are not life-threatening.

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UPDATE: Garage fire out in east Admiral, no one hurt http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/garage-fire-in-belvidere/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/garage-fire-in-belvidere/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:03:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321874

5:03 PM: Seattle Fire crews are at the scene of what’s described as a “garage fire” in the 2700 block of 38th SW (map). SFD says it’s a detached garage, and that the fire’s under control. More to come.

5:26 PM UPDATE: Our crew says the fire’s out and most of the firefighters are leaving. It was in the back of a detached garage; no vehicle was in the garage at the time, we’re told, and no one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.

ADDED SATURDAY: SFD says this fire was accidental, caused by smoking materials.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound Roxbury blocked at 22nd after crash http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/traffic-alert-westbound-roxbury-blocked-at-22nd-after-cradh/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/traffic-alert-westbound-roxbury-blocked-at-22nd-after-cradh/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 04:36:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321785

9:36 PM: Police have WB Roxbury blocked just east of 22nd after a crash. We’re at the scene now gathering information.

9:41 PM: Police tell us two cars collided, and a woman riding in one of them was taken to the hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening, so the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad won’t be called out. They’re waiting for tow trucks, but expecting that’ll be at least half an hour.

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UPDATE: SW Barton reopening after substance found on Metro bus turned out NOT to be a ‘hazardous material’ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/emergency-response-at-westwood-village-bus-stop/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/emergency-response-at-westwood-village-bus-stop/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:42:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321657

(WSB photo. Note: This is NOT the bus on which the substance was found – that’s a few buses down)

4:42 PM: Eastbound Barton is closed right now at 30th SW because of a Seattle Fire response at the bus stop across from Westwood Village. According to the scanner, a “white powder” of some kind was found on a bus, which subsequently was evacuated, and they’re treating it as a possible hazmat situation until otherwise determined. We’ve just arrived at the scene to find out more.

4:48 PM UPDATE: This appears to be happening aboard a C-Line bus – not the one in our photo, a short ways east on Barton, which is now blocked both ways.

4:55 PM UPDATE: We’ve confirmed with SFD at the scene that no one has needed medical treatment. The suspicious substance was called in by the bus driver. Barton remains blocked off between 30th and 26th. (And yes, that is a TV helicopter that just arrived over the scene.)

5:09 PM UPDATE: Crews are suiting up in hazmat gear.

5:25 PM UPDATE: They subsequently went into the bus. We’re waiting to hear/see what happens next. Again, Barton is blocked BOTH WAYS.

5:33 PM: The verdict: Cleaning supplies (photo added above).

Barton will reopen shortly.

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