UPDATE: Delridge/Holden flipped-car crash

(Reader photo from Megan)

8:09 PM: Now SFD is sending a “rescue extrication” response to a flipped-car crash reported at Delridge/Holden.

8:11 PM: SDOT says the southbound lanes of Delridge are blocked. Via radio communication, SFD reports one person is injured but out of the vehicle, so the response is being downsized, no extrication needed.

8:18 PM: Reader photo added – thank you; Megan adds that this is between Holden and Kenyon. As shown, a second vehicle was damaged; it was parked, police have reported over the air. The medic unit originally assigned to the call has been dismissed, so no major injuries.

10:58 PM: SFD says the 42-year-old driver was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

27 Replies to "UPDATE: Delridge/Holden flipped-car crash"

  • West Seattle hipster October 20, 2019 (8:38 pm)

    West Seattle seems to have quite a few bad drivers, so many folks flipping automobiles.

  • Robert Belleque October 20, 2019 (8:55 pm)

    It was noted by a police officer that the over flipped car was a intoxicated driver,,,,,

    • WSB October 20, 2019 (9:03 pm)

      They are investigating for possible DUI.

  • Robert Belleque October 20, 2019 (8:57 pm)

    The car that is sitting right way was in it’s designated, spot 

  • Bob October 20, 2019 (8:58 pm)

    Another one joins the west seattle I flipped my car club. 

  • Steph October 20, 2019 (9:02 pm)

    Just drove by. Delridge still closed between Holden and Kenyon. 

  • Definitely not a hipster October 20, 2019 (9:04 pm)

    I Was at the scene a split second after the cars collided. Was the other driver in the Audi found? Last I heard, he/she fled the scene…

    • WSB October 20, 2019 (9:13 pm)

      The initial suspicion of a hit-run was debunked, police said. The car was parked, unoccupied, when hit.

  • D October 20, 2019 (9:38 pm)

    Who do we talk to about petitioning mayor Durkan to lower the speed limit of Delridge Way SW to 25 MPH and adding speed curbing methods?

    • Rumbles October 21, 2019 (7:08 am)

      Seriously, petition the Mayor?  If this really was a DUI, do you think they were concerned about exceeding the speed limit?!?  Good grief!

    • Speedy October 21, 2019 (7:27 am)

      25 mph, no thank you! I’m willing to bet you drive that anyways and I’ve been STUCK behind you before. 

      • Matt October 21, 2019 (7:59 am)

        No kidding, driving under the speed limit causes all kinds of issues with people behind you.  It can also force people onto side streets that they then cut through at a high rate of speed. 

        • KM October 21, 2019 (9:09 am)

          Matt, blaming people driving slower than you would like for the “problems” of those who want to speed, and do through side streets, is laughable. The people speeding through neighborhood streets (20mph) are responsible for their own actions.

      • Carl October 21, 2019 (9:24 am)

        And I’m guessing YOU don’t live on Delridge and have to deal with cars nearly hitting you crossing the street everyday.

    • Cat October 21, 2019 (7:39 am)

      Such a rude response Speedy. But even if the limit were 25, most of the drivers (like you) would still go 20+ over, which is the reason why there are so many crashes in WS. The large number of impatient luxury car drivers there make it particularly dangerous for law abiding drivers and others. 

  • Mj October 20, 2019 (9:55 pm)

    Dang the WSIFMCC membership adds another party.  Please no more additions to this club!

  • WestSeattleFlippedCarBoard October 20, 2019 (9:59 pm)

    We almost made it a month this time. Resetting the board back to 0. https://twitter.com/FlippedWest/status/1186144054121123841

    • Michelle October 21, 2019 (8:27 am)

      Good to know we have an official tracker now. 

  • Rico October 20, 2019 (10:21 pm)

    My Audi….

  • Sixbuck October 20, 2019 (11:18 pm)

    Lowering the speed limit is not going to prevent bad drivers from driving horribly. 

    • Na October 21, 2019 (7:04 am)


    • savoirfaire October 21, 2019 (2:59 pm)

      Sadly, that’s  true, and it seems unlikely that fear of enforcement would qork either, no matter how many police we put out there. I wonder what it would actually take to create a culture of safer driving.

  • D Zak October 21, 2019 (1:10 am)

    There was another car crash that had a prius all busted up on the front end with police flagging traffic on 9th ave in Delridge literally 5 minutes after this accident occured.  Way too many reckless and irresponsible drivers.

  • Coffeedude October 21, 2019 (7:34 am)

    I am a regular bus rider and I can tell you that 75% of drivers are bad drivers.  Daily I have to navigate speedy drivers, drivers who blow through red lights, right on red, try we dont look we just plow through and care less about the pedestrian.  

  • Lola October 21, 2019 (9:14 am)

    Coffeedude, I can say the same about Bus Drivers.  I was going thru the intersection with a green light for me on Calif. & Oregon and was almost hit by a yellow school bus taking a right onto Oregon St. and he tried to take the right as I was coming thru.  Busses need to watch if they are turning to make sure it is clear for them to do so. 

  • NRP October 21, 2019 (10:14 am)

    30mph is just fine. I am glad they lowered it from 35 last year. The problem–aside from the overabundance of arrogant drivers–is the lack of police on the force. The police are stretched so thin all across Seattle that they can only respond to critical issues, like gunfights and flipped cars. If you really want to petition the Mayor for something, petition her to fully build up the police department.

  • Vanessa October 23, 2019 (11:34 pm)

    I think more than half the crazy speeding drivers are delivering food or packages and could care less about whose neighborhood they’re in. 

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