FOLLOWUP: City cleans up debris from weekend wreck in North Delridge

Seattle Public Utilities has cleaned up the debris left behind after an RV crashed into the greenbelt east of West Seattle Health Club‘s parking lot early Saturday. As we reported from the scene, a man and woman were taken to the hospital and a dog went to a clinic. We doh’t know the status of any of those three, but we do know what happened at the scene. We went back at midday today to see if the debris had been cleaned up, and while we were there, two people from SPU arrived.

In our photo is environmental compliance inspector Angelique Hockett, who said they had just found out about the situation; they hadn’t received notification from SPD or SFD but the co-worker with her had happened onto our report. She also said they found no sign of Longfellow Creek pollution or fuel leakage; that had been a concern of responders at the time of the crash, as it happened on the slope over the creek, which then goes into an underground culvert and on to the Duwamish River. She and her co-worker had planned to move the debris up away from the creek, and that an SPU crew that deals with illegal dumping would then come to pick up the items. We went back for a look about an hour ago and the scene was indeed clear; Hockett confirmed by phone that the cleanup was complete. We still have a few big-picture questions for SPU but our usual contacts are out of the office until later this week.

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: City cleans up debris from weekend wreck in North Delridge"

  • TJ July 30, 2018 (7:43 pm)

    There are some expensive bills the RV driver will get. I don’t think full comprehensive insurance will cover that

    • flimflam July 31, 2018 (6:24 am)

      we’ll see about that…personally, i doubt they’ll be billed.

    • HM August 1, 2018 (6:14 am)

      People aren’t typically billed for accident clean up by municipalities (have you ever gotten a bill for sweeping up the road after a car accident?).  That’s true everywhere.  If there are expenses incurred (if the vehicle goes through a building rather than a bush) insurance does usually cover it.So rest easy, these folks won’t have to worry about the clean-up cost while recovering from what was, I’m sure, a terrifying accident.  And you don’t need to worry about their bills either.

  • Doretta July 31, 2018 (11:51 pm)

    Well that’s just fine, I’m glad it looks nice again. I’m sure the city is hapy to take care of this mess, that’s what they’re there for. Those poor drivers have enough to deal with and get their dog and get better..!  Everything working out nicely..!

  • rico August 1, 2018 (10:00 am)

     Sounds like the brakes may have failed, they should be ticketed if it was due to lack of maintenance.  Not real nice subjecting others to harm because you do not maintain the brakes on an RV, come on man.

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