Pickup truck crashes through footbridge, into Longfellow Creek

(WSB photos by Tracy Record)
2:18 AM: Police have been on both sides of Longfellow Creek at SW Yancy for about an hour now, after a pickup truck went into the creek, crashing through the wooden railing at the dead end on the west side, right by the West Seattle Health Club parking lot.

Two people were in the truck, and one was treated for facial injuries.

A tow truck was on scene to get the truck out of the creek, which looked to be a challenge in terms of preventing further damage to the bridge. We’ll be going back to check.

3:51 AM: Just back from our return trip to check:

ADDED MONDAY: We finally have police confirmation of an arrest in connection with this – a 40-year-old man suspected of DUI.

5 Replies to "Pickup truck crashes through footbridge, into Longfellow Creek"

  • Chuck and Sally's Van Man December 19, 2014 (2:31 pm)


    • WSB December 19, 2014 (2:34 pm)

      SPD was investigating that possibility but I haven’t been able to confirm whether a citation was issued. Meantime, the footbridge is closed until the damage can be assessed more thoroughly next week, according to the Parks official with whom we just spoke; separate followup to come.

  • Ducky December 19, 2014 (4:10 pm)

    Brake or brain failure? Wow either way…

  • JanS December 19, 2014 (7:23 pm)

    sometimes the “shortcut” is not advisable :-\

  • Kathy December 21, 2014 (5:28 pm)

    Vehicular assault on fish and pedestrian facilities. They were lucky no pedestrians were in their path. Not sure about the fish.

    KIRO reported a DUI arrest. If guilty, let them sit without a license for a while.


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