UPDATE: ‘Heavy rescue’ callout for Olson/Myers


12:13 PM: Big “heavy rescue” callout headed to Olson/Myers – avoid the area for a while. We’re en route to find out more.

12:24 PM: Just arrived in the area – car flipped in outside downhill lane. SFD still on scene. No major injuries reported; no other vehicles involved. Traffic is getting by both ways. This happened atop the exit to NB 99/509 but vehicles are getting around.


12:37 PM: Photos added.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: 'Heavy rescue' callout for Olson/Myers"

  • AMD June 11, 2016 (12:19 pm)

    Twitter says there was a collision and lanes are subject to closure.


  • Andi June 11, 2016 (12:22 pm)

    Yeah saw the big helicopter and car flipped over. It was frightening looking. Warm thoughts to all involved.

    • WSB June 11, 2016 (1:32 pm)

      The helicopter didn’t have anything to do with the crash – it’s from the drill at Terminal 5, which is where we were when we got word of the crash – then over on Myers, we noticed the helicopter we had just seen leaving T-5 was hovering over the Joint Training Facility off Myers – made perfect sense since the drill was led by Seattle Fire, and they run the JTF, though it’s used by many other agencies, often including aerial training. – TR

  • clulessinws June 11, 2016 (9:49 pm)

    Is this a common area for accidents? I feel like I’ve read quite a few past reports about Myers Olson.

  • KD June 11, 2016 (11:19 pm)

    Yah, but the northbound view is stunning!

  • RC June 12, 2016 (4:38 am)

    I’ve crashed a bunch but only once on Myers way.

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