Heavy-rescue call off Beach Drive; one person hurt

We’ve just arrived at the “heavy rescue” call on SW Chilberg, just off Beach Drive, north of Me-Kwa Mooks Park. That’s what you’re hearing helicopters about. As you can see in our photo, there’s a vehicle on its side – just to the left, a short but steep embankment.

UPDATE: Authorities at the scene say the driver of the red vehicle is hurt, though not life-threatening – he’s being evaluated right now. The blue car was not involved, despite how the scene looks in our photos. Authorities suspect the red vehicle’s driver just had trouble negotiating the turn which is immediately south of this scene. A tow truck’s on the way; they also need to get a fuel spill cleaned up.

8 Replies to "Heavy-rescue call off Beach Drive; one person hurt"

  • Todd_ October 20, 2010 (6:16 pm)

    I hear them, thought I’d pull up the blog to get info and true to form, you are on it. Thanks!

  • meg October 20, 2010 (6:33 pm)

    Thats right by my house! Gosh scary!

  • Dan'a October 20, 2010 (6:47 pm)

    I am surprised, with the way people speed around that corner, that this hasn’t happened before. I hope the driver is ok.

  • Veteran Wisdom October 20, 2010 (7:02 pm)

    Wow I saw him this morning as I was headed to work… I hope he’s alright!

  • Rhonda Porter October 20, 2010 (7:05 pm)

    Quite the scene–I hope he’s okay too.

  • Enginerd October 21, 2010 (6:13 am)

    I hope the noggy S4 is alright too!

  • dhg October 21, 2010 (10:58 am)

    High Clearance tippy truck + excess speed + corner = flippy truck.

    I see a number of modified trucks on the road that are very unstable and wonder why the police or higway patrol don’t pull them over and explain that they are a danger to the roadways and need to remove themselves.

  • a nice girl in a big town October 21, 2010 (12:26 pm)

    The rescue teams were swerving through traffic on Roxbury at about 5:50, I thought it was at Barton and 35th- I’ve seen too many accidents there- but the intersection was clear.
    Investigated with seattle.gov’s 911 dispatch, and then went back to that time in the West Seattle Blog. Technology is so amazing, and thanks for being there.
    I’m so glad that they are ok. A former classmate died the night before, so I’m a bit sensitive to car accidents!

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