UPDATE: Driver hits teen at Delridge/Genesee

FIRST REPORT, 5:22 PM: Fire and police are at a crash reported at Delridge/Genesee. Avoid the area for a while if you can; we are on the way to check.

5:36 PM: Delridge is blocked between Oregon and Genesee. Buses are being rerouted – 50, 120, 125.


5:42 PM: Police tell us at the scene that a pedestrian has been taken to the hospital. And they say four vehicles are involved.

5:54 PM: Update: One driver hit the pedestrian; the other 3 vehicles belong to witnesses. The victim is a 15-year-old boy; his injuries are not life-threatening. Possible broken arm. Delridge should reopen soon.

5:59 PM: Delridge is now open again.

16 Replies to "UPDATE: Driver hits teen at Delridge/Genesee"

  • nwesterman August 8, 2016 (5:24 pm)

    Traffic is being rerouted or turned around. Use an alternate route for now.

  • Justin August 8, 2016 (5:26 pm)

    A pedestrian was hit crossing Delridgwith. 2 fire trucks,  1 ambulance,  and at least 5 police cars. Avoid the area. 

    At least 4 busses stopped in the back up. 

  • Cheryl Churchill August 8, 2016 (5:29 pm)

    Yes, someone was hit by a car, my husband saw it right after it happened as he was on his way home.  Very sad and scary

  • Melinda J-S August 8, 2016 (5:30 pm)

    And avoid 26th Ave. SW as an alternate!

  • JonO August 8, 2016 (5:38 pm)

    Guardian one appears to be hovering for some reason.

  • JonO August 8, 2016 (5:41 pm)

    Nevermind, on a better look it appears to be a news chopper.

  • Betsy Hoffmeister August 8, 2016 (5:44 pm)

    Is this why the helicopters are hovering?

    • WSB August 8, 2016 (5:46 pm)

      Yes, it’s a TV helicopter. I can see it from here.

  • Alan August 9, 2016 (10:09 am)

    Off topic – I am wondering what is happening or really why nothing is happening at the construction site seen in the photo. I don’t drive by there often, but I believe it looks the same now as it did back at the end of May or early June.


    • WSB August 9, 2016 (10:23 am)

      There’s been grading under way. Projects move at their own pace. I will check the project file later … I have no idea why I failed to link it or even include the address in that story, sigh, now I have to look it up all over again. Meantime, while covering this, after dropping off Patrick at the scene, I went uphill and parked in a turnout just off Oregon – where there is an even-more-massive clearing for “Pigeon Point Estates.” We now have four or five double-digit-house subdivisions in progress in WS and that’s unusual – seems to signify that what were thought as difficult sites now look worthwhile with housing prices and demand … Meantime, I’m off to photograph yet another redevelopment-in-progress site, this time on the other end of Delridge … TR

      • Alan August 9, 2016 (12:20 pm)


        • WSB August 9, 2016 (12:22 pm)

          …addendum, we passed the site about an hour ago while out checking on/covering a variety of things. People on site working right now.

          • Alan August 9, 2016 (8:05 pm)

            OK, I am surprised. It didn’t seem like much had been done and I had gone by on two different “work” days when I would have expected activity, only to see the backhoe parked in the same location.

            Thanks, as always.

  • alyca August 9, 2016 (8:48 pm)

    I live just up those stairs and also noticed that the heavy machinery there hadn’t moved in a few weeks.   I take the bus to work from that stop every morning and am wondering if/when that stop will be moved because of construction (and where it will go).  It is a pretty heavily used stop all day and late into the night (don’t even let me get started about the racket we sometimes hear out our open bedroom window at night with people waiting for the bus and having substance and/or domestic issues, but that’s a whole ‘nother story)

  • Nancy Folsom August 11, 2016 (10:32 am)

    Do we know how the pedestrian is doing? And do we know exactly how the accident happened? TIA

    • WSB August 11, 2016 (10:37 am)

      No way to check without a name. Police told us he was crossing to catch a bus when hit. Traffic incident reports usually take months to finalize and are not easily obtainable. If anyone who sees this knows more, please comment or e-mail us at editor@westseattleblog.com – TR

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