Update: Crash closes 26th SW in Shorewood, sends 1 to hospital

(Photo added 3:12 pm)
2:18 PM: This is just south of West Seattle, but we got tips from Ann Marie and Maryann: 26th SW is closed just south of 106th SW for a crash investigation. Sheriff’s deputies at the scene tell us a pickup hit a pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to Harborview. The closure is expected to continue a few hours; the Major Accident Response team just arrived a few minutes ago.

3:12 PM: Added a photo. Deputies say the black pickup in the photo was the vehicle that hit the person, whose belongings were still on the other side (southbound, right side of photo) of the street when we were there. No other details at this point, except that the crash happened around 12:30 pm. If you’re having trouble placing where this is, it’s just south of the small Shorewood market, and 106th SW is a busy road between Arbor Heights and White Center. (Here’s a map.)

5:31 PM UPDATE: We just went to the scene to check – 26th SW is open again. And while there’s no further official info, Bryce says via Facebook that he was among the first on the scene after the truck hit what he and other sources say is a male juvenile:

According to witnesses at the scene and the distraught young man driving the pickup; the teen darted out in front of his truck. It was an accident. My heart and prayers go out to both families involved. I hope the boy recovers 100%.

Because of the holiday weekend, we might not have official information before Tuesday.

6:40 PM UPDATE: King County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. John Urquhart has sent a brief news release on the crash, but the only additional detail it contains is that the victim, described as “around 15 years old,” is in serious condition.

3 Replies to "Update: Crash closes 26th SW in Shorewood, sends 1 to hospital"

  • Family January 16, 2011 (2:11 pm)

    The boy that was hit is autistic, and at Harborview in a medical coma. My prayers go to the driver, there was nothing you could have done. And prayers to the family.

  • Neighbor January 17, 2011 (3:12 pm)

    Our prayers to all involved.

  • uncle m January 18, 2011 (5:21 pm)

    our prayers to all involved. love you K, Uncle M

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