TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at 35th/Fauntleroy by bridge entrance

Thanks for the tips – we’ve just checked out a two-car crash that’s blocking northbound 35th at the bridge entrance at Fauntleroy Way. Police at the scene tell us one person was taken to the hospital, and also that the scene shouldn’t be blocked too much longer. But if you’re headed toward the bridge – try Avalon instead of Fauntleroy, for now.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at 35th/Fauntleroy by bridge entrance"

  • JC July 8, 2015 (6:50 pm)

    yes, I was stuck in the back up and was in the far left turn lane right after coming off the bridge and I just can’t believe how rude drivers are. So many people just drove by and wouldn’t let a lot of us over so we can get around this accident.

  • Hmm July 8, 2015 (7:18 pm)

    Wonder how this happened?

  • Ex-Westwood Resident July 8, 2015 (8:47 pm)

    Well, IMO, looking at the photo, I would say one of them ran a red light; or the person turn on to 35th tried to beat out a yellow; or the person making the left was blocking the intersection and the on-coming car didn’t see them and went on the green.

  • martin July 8, 2015 (9:21 pm)

    my favorite intersection dot dot dot

  • LyndaB July 8, 2015 (9:28 pm)

    I’ve been guilty of lurching forward when I see it go green westbound towards the junction but the left green hasn’t gone yet. Scary. Running a yellow turning left happens all the time there.

  • miws July 9, 2015 (7:43 am)

    Although I very rarely am in that area anymore, I have no doubt that there are a lot of red light runners there (just like everywhere else).


    Back 12 or so years ago, while still working at Seattle FilmWorks/PhotoWorks, in the spot that Zaw is now in in the strip mall, I had just gotten off the bus, stopped by 7-11, and was waiting to cross 35th from the traffic island, over to the Taco Time corner.


    I have always been a very defensive pedestrian, and gave a glance over my right shoulder for left turning red light runners. It appeared clear. About 1/2 way across, with oncoming vehicle traffic under way, at least one of the drivers hit the brakes, and laid on the horn.


    I give another look to the right, and a little white car whizzes by in front of me, having run the very red light.


    Beauty of it was, a Motorcycle Officer was a vehicle or two back eastbound on Fauntleroy. He hit the lights and siren, lane split, and turned right and nailed the idiot at Avalon, (which, IIRC, had turned red by then for 35th).


    Considering how blatant that violation was, (I highly doubt it was just an “oopsie”), I hope the Officer gave the driver a ticket, and didn’t just let them off with a warning.


    I was tempted to walk down to where the Officer and driver were and do one of two things: yell and scream at the driver, for trying to kill me (probably would have done that if the Officer hadn’t been there to pull them over but they were waiting at the red light), or, go down there and thank the Officer, and let him know I would be a witness for him, should he need it. I have a hunch the Officer would have preferred the latter. ;-)


    All in all, though, I got the best justice, in that the Officer was there, and was on a motorcycle. Had he been in a cruiser, I don’t know if he could have made it down there before the light at Avalon changed, and the driver got away with their car blending in with the rest.



  • Nolan July 9, 2015 (11:35 am)

    Hey Mike, try riding a motorcycle around Seattle. It’s like you have an invisibility cloak and no cars can see you. Always a “fun” adventure in this city.

  • do the right thing July 11, 2015 (6:02 pm)

    JC mentions rude drivers and says ‘So many people just drove by and wouldn’t let a lot of us over so we can get around this accident’. How about how many drove by and wouldn’t stop to help? How about the driver’s who were right there when it happened and wouldn’t stop to be a witness? Or the ones driving by yelling at the poor people in the accident to get their cars out of the intersection! Now those are rude drivers! Nobody cares about anyone but themselves!

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