UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in Fairmount Ravine

3:24 PM: Thanks to Ben for the photo and word of that car-on-side crash in Fairmount Ravine under the Admiral Way Bridge. No SFD dispatch is logged for it, so apparently no injuries, and as shown in the photo, a tow truck was already on scene when he sent the photo a short time ago, but avoid the road – a popular cut-through from east Alki to Admiral – for a while.

3:52 PM: Just went through to check; the road’s clear.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in Fairmount Ravine"

  • Tim October 16, 2018 (6:12 pm)

    Going to fast, texting or drunk? Or an animal jumped out?

  • waikikigirl October 16, 2018 (7:44 pm)

    Just wondering are tow truck operators liable to call police when there’s a tow like this? It seems like the police should be called or I guess since no one was injured or no damage to anyone but “themself” then it’s ok???

    • WSB October 16, 2018 (8:01 pm)

      Police were on scene, according to Ben’s photo. I just mentioned that there was no SFD dispatch – unless we get texts or calls, that’s usually what alerts us to a noteworthy crash – especially in a flipped or on-side car situation, there’s almost always an initial sizable response because they might need to cut somebody out of the vehicle – but sometimes everybody’s out safely and relatively unhurt before 911 is even called…

  • LarryB October 17, 2018 (7:41 am)

    I rode my motorcycle through there at about 2PM and the SPD was there, but no tow truck. There were two youngish women standing around looking basically OK.

  • Lola October 17, 2018 (1:55 pm)

    This road is only 20 mph or less how on earth do you flip a car. Wow.

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