Traffic alert: Motorcycle crash at 1st Ave. ramp to westbound bridge

(Photo tweeted by @shermanscorner)
4:05 PM: Thanks to the caller who reported a crash at the 1st Avenue South ramp to the westbound West Seattle Bridge, just as the Seattle Fire medic call appeared on the log. The caller said a motorcycle rider had gone down; radio communications from SFD confirm that, and describe the rider as “conscious and alert.”

4:10 PM: Just announced via radio: “The on-ramp from 1st to the West Seattle Bridge is going to be entirely shut down.”

4:21 PM: Update – sounds like the ramp will NOT be closed for long. Added a tweeted photo; @shermanscorner says the people who were on the ramp when the crash happened (we don’t have info on the circumstances) were directed to back up to clear it.

4:36 PM: Fire units have cleared from the scene – we haven’t heard official confirmation but the ramp was expected to reopen once that happened.

7 Replies to "Traffic alert: Motorcycle crash at 1st Ave. ramp to westbound bridge"

  • k January 7, 2014 (4:16 pm)

    Just tweeted you a pic from the on ramp.

  • k January 7, 2014 (4:20 pm)

    They backed people down off the ramp and rerouted.

  • Deb January 7, 2014 (5:31 pm)

    Has it cleared? The C line is on a reroute to 1st. Ave. I could tell the bus driver if it is still blocked.

  • Velo_nut January 7, 2014 (6:00 pm)

    Slow down folks… It’s wet

  • Enough January 7, 2014 (6:06 pm)

    West bound stopped from I 5.

  • beaglenut January 7, 2014 (7:05 pm)

    Is the biker ok?

  • Wendell January 7, 2014 (7:56 pm)

    This is not surprising, what with that suicide-squeeze on- and off-ramp and poorly finished road surface… I hope the rider is OK.

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