TRAFFIC ALERT: Rollover crash west of The Junction

We’ve taken to using the term “flipped-car crash” for many crashes dispatched as “rollovers” because the cars usually land upside down – but in this case, police tell us, the car really did roll. It landed right side up on the south side of SW Alaska, just west of 45th SW. The occupants were still being evaluated by medics but were not believed to be seriously hurt.

15 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Rollover crash west of The Junction"

  • Rumbles October 23, 2019 (3:57 pm)

    Restart the tracker!

    • sw October 23, 2019 (4:46 pm)

      Send them a “I flipped my car in West Seattle” t-shirt!

  • MJ October 23, 2019 (5:35 pm)

    Dang from the photo the vehicle looks driveable?  Is this record of minimum time between flip?

    • Wsres October 24, 2019 (10:09 pm)

      Both tires were flat on the right side, all airbags were deployed and the right driver’s side window was shattered. Not driveable.

  • zipda October 23, 2019 (7:45 pm)

    Training wheels?

  • sgs October 23, 2019 (8:36 pm)

    Alaska and 47th is another hot intersection; several wrecks there in the last few years.  Apparently the people traveling on 47th don’t think they need to stop.

    • David October 24, 2019 (3:20 am)

      Next will be Edmunds between California and Fauntleroy. I get it, SDOT has made the Alaska Junction at California pedestrian safer at the expense of traffic flow. Edmunds is so attractive(Like Oregon on north side of Junction), but Oregon has been upgraded for it’s feeder role, Edmunds hasn’t. It’s narrow, steep and has compromised sightlines, especially for pedestrians. Sitting by the Elks lodge in the afternoon is watching many near misses, cars honking at pedestrians who audaciously attempt to cross the expressway and many vehicles travelling well in excess of 25mph. I hope more people will moderate this situation before a tragedy occurs(it seems SDOT is unlikely to act until then).

      • Paula October 24, 2019 (8:52 am)

        I cannot second this enough. I use Edmunds down to Fauntleroy a lot and the pedestrians crossing do concern me, at both intersections.  I stop, mostly, and then worry about being rear ended. You’re right and I shall follow this up with a email to the relevant people. 

      • KM October 24, 2019 (10:27 am)

        Great point David. I used to live on this stretch of Edmunds years ago and found it daunting then, mostly due to the speed cars travel through, especially down that hill. Now with more businesses and homes in the area, it’s really time make Edmunds safer.

    • ttt October 24, 2019 (10:12 pm)

      SGS do you mean the  North/south traffic does not stop at the thier stops signs? I have nearly been hit by people not following the “right of way” rule at the unmarked intersection on 46th and Oregon. People fly down that hill to the West as if there are stop signs on 46th, but there are not.

  • Rachal October 24, 2019 (2:21 pm)

    I was at the scene yesterday. Another car ran the stop sign, clipped her and made her roll. Luckily, she didn’t seem to have any scrapes or anything. Her dog was in the car though :( she said he was rolling the car.Interesting enough, the guy who hit her ended up being arrested. Not sure why but he was very cooperative.Glad she’s okay! 

    • WSB October 24, 2019 (2:50 pm)

      Authorities didn’t mention a second car when we were there. I just checked the incident # and there’s no attached case so, so far no idea why someone was taken into custody.

      • ttt October 24, 2019 (10:19 pm)

        The guy that hit her was driving a white vehicle also. He had said “I have never been in a crash before”. He looked genuinely shocked. The woman that was driving the rolled car was so empathetic and forgiving toward him, she gave the man a hug and told him she was glad he was not injured.

  • Rachal October 24, 2019 (3:36 pm)

    So weird! Definitely another car involved. It was a white suv that had its bumper smashed in lightly. 

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