TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch; Delridge/Oregon crash

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:02 AM: We start with a crash response at Delridge and Oregon [map] – SFD has just sent additional units. According to scanner traffic, three vehicles are involved, one possibly on its side. We’re heading there to check.

7:08 AM: SFD reports that while there’s no serious injuries, the Delridge/Oregon intersection is blocked. If you usually travel through, find an alternative or wait a while.

7:24 AM: Thanks to Colin for the photo:

Our crew is still en route – stuck in traffic with everybody else.

7:32 AM: SFD has cleared the Delridge/Oregon scene, according to the 911 log, so it should be a bit less congested.

7:36 AM: Metro has sent an alert to catch Route 120 either south of Alaska or north of Genesee until this is cleared. Our crew has just arrived and says no one is hurt.

(WSB photo)

Police are now directing traffic through the intersection.

7:51 AM: Tow crews are reported to have arrived and Oregon will be blocked while they work to clear the scene.

8 AM: The 120 is back to its normal route, Metro says.

8:18 AM: And now the 125 is reported to have returned to normal.

8:54 AM: Just in case you haven’t left yet, the scene is clear per SPD and SDOT. No other area incidents reported – but if you see something, if/when you can use your phone safely/legally, thanks in advance for letting us know: 206-293-6302, text or voice, 24/7.

9:12 AM: California/Admiral signal is blinking red, per texter. (They asked who to report it to – we recommended 206-684-ROAD, which is the SDOT hotline; urgent problems such as debris in the road and other impediments to safely getting around also can be called to 911.)

15 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch; Delridge/Oregon crash"

  • CabanaMom November 7, 2017 (7:21 am)

    Avoid the area…just passed it, a car is on it’s side (literally sandwiched between 2 other cars).  Hope everyone is okay!

  • Kendra November 7, 2017 (7:37 am)

    The 120 bus is bypassing the Delridge & Oregon bus stop due to accident. 125 may be stuck on 23rd until accident is cleared. Looked really terrible, hope everyone is okay!

    • WSB November 7, 2017 (7:50 am)

      Our crew was told at the scene that as bad as it looks, no injuries of note. SFD originally dispatched a medic unit but canceled it fairly quickly.

  • Mamasuze November 7, 2017 (7:57 am)

    How did they DO that?

    • sam-c November 7, 2017 (8:28 am)

      I’d like to know too! Yikes.

      My purely wild *&**& guess would be that the car on its side was turning left onto Oregon (from SB Delridge, decided to go when it was good and yellow, and the white SUV came flying NB on Delridge, intending to run a red light, but hitting a road block instead.  It’s so hard to make left turns in WS these days, what with everyone running red lights.

      • Daniel November 7, 2017 (1:59 pm)

        Yep, that’s what happened.  I’m the guy with the silver car that the other two cars hit.

  • ST November 7, 2017 (8:07 am)

    Thank you WSB for being on top of this.  All though your reporting would not have prevented me from catching my regular 125, it beat Metros text by 40 minutes.  Once again WSB is much more help than Metro.  But I am sure that I will have a text Friday about taking Metro to weekend events.

  • Mary November 7, 2017 (8:07 am)

    I just love seeing the pretty fall colors on this cam each morning! (Sorry for the italics, mobile web commenting is acting up again, you have to click on a formatting button to “activate” typing in the comments box.)

    • WSB November 7, 2017 (8:17 am)

      Those trees ARE gorgeous. Sorry to hear about the problem, haven’t received any other reports, but if anyone is having trouble we always want to hear about it (e-mail best so we can follow up on what device/OS/etc. – – I’ve seen a few oddly formatted comments (yellow highlighting, etc.) lately so if that’s because of this problem, PLEASE let us know so we can get our technical person troubleshooting – thanks! – TR

  • jay November 7, 2017 (8:43 am)

    That intersection is under-rated in its danger level. The southbound visibility is really bad for drivers turning right from Oregon, and almost as bad for drivers turning left from Delridge. I see a close-call (or at least closer-than-it-needed-to-be) every time I wait at that bus stop for the 120.

    • T November 7, 2017 (11:19 am)

      It’s also bad a block away at SW Alaska ST. You can’t see southbound traffic very well because of the curve and parked cars. Plus when people speed, there is that much less time to turn left or right on to Delridge from the stop sign.

  • Julia November 7, 2017 (10:56 am)

    The accident scene had cleared with no residual traffic backup on Delridge by 8:30. It was smooth sailing via bike. 

    A plea to drivers, though, with that construction area just to the north on Delridge — please don’t try to accelerate to get ahead of cyclists in the bus/bike lane. Most of us are already going 20-25mph downhill and the utility cuts/patch jobs make it a challenging stretch of pavement to navigate. I almost met the passenger side of a black impala today as someone tried to get to the stoplight faster. 

  • WS Resident November 7, 2017 (11:31 am)

    The 125 reroute was a joke.  Went down to South Seattle CC, turned around and went south to Holden down to Delridge, west right before the community center on Delridge and around the back side of it(26th), around and over residential traffic circles to Genesee, back on Delridge to the the bridge.  If the bus just stayed on course it would have been fine.    

  • jossapmoe November 7, 2017 (2:40 pm)

    What’s wrong with people. Seriously, Delridge is not a hard road to navigate. 

  • JanS November 7, 2017 (5:05 pm)

    totally amazed that no one was hurt !

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