Update: Car flips after hitting parked vehicles, driver OK

11:22 PM: Delridge is closed southbound in the 5900 block after a car hit parked cars and flipped. No major injuries reported.

11:48 PM: Added a photo. Neighbors say the parked car next to which the flipped car is seen is one of two cars it hit.

12:10 AM: WSB’s Christopher Boffoli talked to police; the driver did not have to be taken to the hospital. Police wouldn’t elaborate on the circumstances of the crash but were seen giving the driver a citation. Here’s what the car looked like after a tow truck righted it:

(Photo by Christopher Boffoli for WSB)

4 Replies to "Update: Car flips after hitting parked vehicles, driver OK"

  • Brandon Node July 20, 2011 (9:47 am)

    Hopefully, this will be a wake-up call to SPD about the speeding that occurs on Delridge regularly after dark, especially on weekend. Residences have been complaining about this for years with no action. Fortunately, this time nobody was seriously injured, but next time it may be different.

  • Josh W July 20, 2011 (10:46 am)

    There were a lot of emergency lights and we had to alter our route because the road was being blocked off by the police. Well good to hear nobody was hurt.

  • pragmatic July 20, 2011 (12:04 pm)

    Quick, write this person a citation so they can be back behind a wheel ASAP!

  • Deb July 20, 2011 (5:51 pm)

    My car was hit and totaled this last January 2011 in the same area … about 20 yards south on Delridge. My car was parked and there was a hit and run chase going down Delridge. The driver was without license and insurance, had just hit and run another car, was supposedly drunk and was running because he was on probation and didn’t want to get caught by the police.

    This is a real problem along Delridge and especially in this area as the road widens and people usually pick up speed along this section.

    The police have been good about this and have a speed trap set up from the school’s parking lot, but it’s still not enough and the police can’t always be around checking for speeders.

    We’re extremely concerned about parking on the street now … This is way too many accidents and feels really unsafe.

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