Believe it or not – one MORE car mishap in West Seattle

That photo’s just in from Aaron, who says it happened about an hour ago at 17th/Graham, which is a block west of where the bicycle crash happened this afternoon (one of the four crashes in this roundup). He says it’s believed that “(a) driver lost her brakes in a car, drove backwards down the street, and ended up on a utility pole support cable.” Instantly brought back memories of this one we covered (with photos and video) in Fauntleroy in December 2007. No word of injuries in tonight’s mishap – one engine was sent out, but the call’s already closed.

13 Replies to "Believe it or not - one MORE car mishap in West Seattle"

  • Mookie February 2, 2010 (11:12 pm)

    What’s up tonight? It’s like crazy town.

  • SarahScoot February 2, 2010 (11:17 pm)

    Oh, those Groundhog Day revelers are really going nuts this year.

  • Tony February 2, 2010 (11:21 pm)

    What is going on at 2300 California? Saw 6 or 7 SPD go hauling down Delridge and the FD website is reporting a large medic (assault) response up there.

    • WSB February 2, 2010 (11:23 pm)

      I have filed a separate story. There was a report of a stabbing – but now NOT a stabbing, nobody cut. However, there’s an armed robbery at the Super 24 on Delridge and everybody’s converging there for a search.

  • rob February 2, 2010 (11:37 pm)

    this is what happens when you don’t tip the valet.

  • nuts February 3, 2010 (12:02 am)

    Ok that is ridiculous! I have never seen anything like it! I am SOO glad I didn’t crash today! Is the World moving or what?

  • christopherboffoli February 3, 2010 (12:05 am)

    Actually, it looks to me like this person has a great concept for parking more cars in less space. Though getting your kid out of the car seat in the back might be a challenge.

  • d February 3, 2010 (12:12 am)


    It’s a whole other slant on diagonal parking.

  • christopherboffoli February 3, 2010 (12:30 am)

    d: Yes, and she backed into the spot too! Respect. :-)

  • Mike February 3, 2010 (7:55 am)

    I thought only Toyotas lost their brakes?

  • I. Ponder February 3, 2010 (9:16 am)

    Not sure I want my kids driving.

  • Admiral Janeway February 3, 2010 (6:58 pm)

    I swear WSB posted a picture of another car in this same predicament a year or two ago. Deja vu?

    • WSB February 3, 2010 (7:27 pm)

      That’s what’s linked toward the end of the story. Follow the link. It was late 2007.

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