TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; 20th/Cloverdale rollover

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7:06 AM: Good morning. Nothing reported on the main routes but we’re heading over to check out a crash at 20th SW/SW Cloverdale.

7:24 AM: In the meantime, regional road-work alerts to share:

OVERNIGHT TONIGHT, NORTHBOUND I-5: The northbound lanes of I-5 downtown will be closed at Seneca Street 11:30 pm tonight until no later than 4:30 am Wednesday, WSDOT says, for repair work.

7:33 AM: The crash at 20th/Cloverdale was a one-car rollover – only logged as a basic “motor-vehicle incident” with one engine originally dispatched to the call around quarter till 7, so didn’t catch our attention until a reader texted us (206-293-6302 any time – thank you!).


Police at the scene say the driver was taken to the hospital by private ambulance to be checked out, but not seriously hurt. The tow truck is arriving and this should be clear shortly.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; 20th/Cloverdale rollover"

  • LarryB July 12, 2016 (9:25 am)

    Wow. This is the second rollover in the past few days. I wonder how this one happened. FWIW, I find Seattle taxis to be slow and erratic. I guess this guy was fast and erratic.

    • WSB July 12, 2016 (9:31 am)

      We’ve had comment discussions before about the fact that vehicles can flip *without* high speed. (This is interesting.) Sorry we don’t have anything more – as I mentioned, it didn’t catch our attention originally because it wasn’t dispatched as a “heavy rescue” or “automobile rescue” as most flips are – thanks again to the person who texted! – so we were late out the door.

  • wbj July 12, 2016 (12:59 pm)

    both cars were going approx. 30miles an hour and entered the intersection, without any stop/yeild signs, simultaneously. the silver element in the background was the other car involved in the accident. that driver was fine after the accident. No citations were giving following the incident. an unfortunate event.

  • Joah July 12, 2016 (3:29 pm)

    How can there be no citations? Clearly one or both vehicles weren’t exercising due care and caution when approaching that intersection. 

  • MJ July 12, 2016 (10:35 pm)

    Plus the Prius has a ton of battery weight to keep it on the road. Surprised you could roll one of those. Agree with the comment about local cabs; have seen a lot that don’t seem to know what they’re doing.

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