Another car-hits-house crash; no serious injuries

If you’re in or around Highland Park, you might have heard/seen the response to this about an hour ago – what was briefly a “heavy rescue” call in the 1700 block of SW Holden (just a block west of Fire Station 11). We don’t have many details, but apparently this car collided with a second one (which was visible nearby and did not appear seriously damaged), went through a fence and into the stoop/front corner of a house. This was the second car-hits-house crash in West Seattle in a week; we covered one at 34th/Trenton last Thursday afternoon. SFD spokesperson Lt. Sue Stangl says their medic units were not used to transport anyone, but isn’t sure if a private ambulance might have been called. 9:27 AM: Just talked with SPD, but the report’s still being written, so we don’t know the circumstances, or whether anyone was cited. We’ll check back later.

12 Replies to "Another car-hits-house crash; no serious injuries"

  • samson June 9, 2011 (8:34 am)

    why is this happening within a week? something is wrong with this specific location? dangerous?? less visible?? speeding??

  • Krystal June 9, 2011 (8:44 am)

    Samson, this is not the same location as the last car v. house. The previous one was 34th and Trenton in the Westwood neighborhood.

  • Al June 9, 2011 (8:45 am)

    Those houses just shouldn’t be near the road. It would be a lot safer if they just moved them out of the way so this type of thing wouldn’t happen. It’s too dangerous for those home-owners and their children. What if the kids had been playing outside in the yard? Wouldn’t the parents feel guilty then? (spoof on prior posts about how cars are just NOT the problem…)

  • CynthiaT June 9, 2011 (8:50 am)

    Different location this time. At first I thought you were talking about the same house but I just drove by there 20 minutes ago and nothing was happening further reading revealed the second location. Slow down on those neighborhood streets people.

  • MJC June 9, 2011 (9:09 am)

    I drove by the scene at 7:15 this morning. The other vehicle involved was a silver Ford Frestyle, it had a small amount of damage on the driver side bumber and wheel well. At the time I drove by there were only 2 police cars and a silver Dodge Nitro with it’s tailgate open. I think it looked worse than it was. Definatley a crazy sight for the morning commute, glad everyone is okay, but am curious how it happened.

  • MJ June 9, 2011 (9:10 am)

    Many people speed down Holden. I’ve lived here for 3 years and it seems to be getting worse.

  • TB June 9, 2011 (10:39 am)

    Traffic is a big problem, and it seems to be the worst in West Seattle. I don’t know the exact reason (90k residents, cell phones, speeding, etc.), but if you’re really concerned about it, then do your part to be present while you drive. Put the make up down, hang up the phone, and scan the road (remember the 4/12 rule? I doubt it). If you want to retire, you plan ahead and save dilligently. If you want to make it to work on time, you set the alarm clock correctly. If you want to make the roads safer, remove the distractions and make the road a priority while you’re behind the wheel. All of these accidents and deaths could have been avoided with awareness and focus.

  • Terry June 9, 2011 (11:12 am)

    This is why they should decrease the speed limit going down Admiral from 30 to 7.

  • miws June 9, 2011 (11:19 am)

    Rockeries and retaining walls, people! Rockeries and retaining walls! Everyone should build a rockery or retaining wall along their yard’s perimeter, to ensure their homes are protected. (Kinda copying Al in spoofing those that make blanket statements such as that people whose homes were built without a garage or driveway, and complain when they can’t park on the street, right in front of their house, should just park in their garage or driveway. ;)


    Terry, good idea, but then we’d have all the old school Ballardites loading up their lutefisk and moving over here, longing for the way Ballard used to be! :P




  • sam-c June 9, 2011 (1:38 pm)

    lol Al

  • Jim P June 9, 2011 (4:31 pm)

    With summer the sap starts running and some of it has access to cars. I live off of Trenton and of an evening, especially on weekends, you can often hear people racing down the hill at ridiculous speeds.

    I live back from the street a ways and yet some cars sound like they are coming down my hallways their engines are racing so much.

    Not surprising therefoe that a few of them fail to notice things like trees,houses, children in strollers (eventually).

    Be nice to see some more police presence along that road, there’s a school and a shopping center right along that route.

  • ULTRAJOE June 14, 2011 (12:58 pm)

    Many people speed down Holden. I’ve lived here for 3 years and it seems to be getting worse.
    I heard that MJ! We need some roundabouts or speed bumps…WIFEBOT won’t let me put my planned “SLOW DOWN ASSHAT” sign in the back of my big blue truck parked on Holden ^_~ Probably wouldn’t help and would just make the truck a target…
    hear hear TB

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