Traffic alert: ‘Heavy rescue’ on southbound 99 at West Seattle Bridge exit

(Photo by Shari, via Twitter)
8:33 PM: We don’t know a lot about the circumstances yet, but there’s a “heavy rescue” callout on southbound 99 at the West Seattle Bridge exit; one caller tells us a car has “one wheel over the edge.” (And now we’re getting photos via Twitter too – just added one above – thanks to Shari and Judy for sharing theirs.) For now, if you happen to be in or north of downtown, you’ll want to find an alternate route back to WS. No information yet on injuries.

8:57 PM UPDATE: The Fire Department has cleared the scene, according to the 911 log, but still no official info yet. In comments, “Mn” says it appeared the driver was OK and talking with authorities.

9:35 PM UPDATE: Just drove The Bridge/99 downtown and back, and the scene is clear, everything moving normally.

9 Replies to "Traffic alert: 'Heavy rescue' on southbound 99 at West Seattle Bridge exit"

  • Mn May 25, 2011 (8:52 pm)

    Just drove by
    Looked like the driver was talking to police
    Lucky guy

    • WSB May 25, 2011 (8:57 pm)

      Thanks, Mn. Not sure of our prospects of getting info on this tonight since it was a relatively inaccessible scene so eyewitness info helps a lot. It will be interesting to hear how the fire department got the driver out, though! – TR

  • ad May 25, 2011 (9:37 pm)

    A group of the rescuers were looking over/down the opposite side of the ramp where the car was crashed. I had wondered if someone had crashed and then jumped off the other side. I hope everyone is ok.

    • WSB May 25, 2011 (9:41 pm)

      If there had been major injuries, the scene wouldn’t have cleared so fast – within an hour – TR

  • ad May 25, 2011 (10:06 pm)

    I’m glad to hear that!

  • westseattledood May 26, 2011 (12:12 am)

    Ya’, *that* would be unnerving.

  • dbsea May 26, 2011 (9:38 am)

    Methinks cleaning of the upholstery will be in order.

  • WTF May 26, 2011 (11:19 am)

    Glad the dude is OK. But, really now!? You CAN’T just pop on the rail without doing something completely stupid (or avoiding someone who it): like speeding, texting, driving aggressively, not paying attention, or passing out!

  • samson May 26, 2011 (6:54 pm)

    how did that happen to be on top of that wall?!

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