TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on WB bridge

Thanks for the tips! The pm commute on the West Seattle Bridge is being backed up by a spinout crash on the westbound bridge’s pre-Fauntleroy curve. No serious injuries – no SFD dispatch.

22 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on WB bridge"

  • Matt P December 11, 2019 (4:28 pm)

    What’s going on near the stadium? It can’t be just the Enchant lights thing. It’s worse than on game days. We’ve barely moved for 15 minutes on the C line on 4th.

    • J December 11, 2019 (5:55 pm)

      My 120 took 30 minutes to travel about 1/4 mile near Jackson street. It’s giving me flashbacks to summer when my evening commutes were 2+ hours

  • East coast cynic December 11, 2019 (4:55 pm)

    The residents should know better than to speed on West Seattle’s “dead man’s curve ” in the rain. 😶

    • WSB December 11, 2019 (4:58 pm)

      Don’t know about the cause, and don’t know where the driver lives. Also don’t know yet if it’s clear or not … out of camera range …

    • Yma December 11, 2019 (8:25 pm)

      Hey @EastCoastCynic you don’t know the facts & assume some neighbors are speeding. Oh –  & we always have precipitation during late Oct to July 5th.

      • East coast cynic December 11, 2019 (10:00 pm)

        Neighbors or not, people have to drive with a lot of caution when it’s raining and the roads are slick.  Usually the accidents that happen on that stretch of the bridge in this weather are due to taking the curve at too high a speed. I’m well aware of the weather patterns around here and you don’t have to be a West Seattle resident or a weatherman to be a careful driver on a wet West Seattle bridge 😶. 

  • DH December 11, 2019 (4:58 pm)

    Thanks for the information WSB. Sitting here on the bus barely moving. Somehow it’s more bearable when I know what is happening! 

  • Big Mama December 11, 2019 (5:04 pm)

    I don’t think my bus will even make it to the bridge.  It’s been 40 min from Belltown and not even past stadiums yet.

  • Mj December 11, 2019 (5:30 pm)

    Wet + Dark = body shop employment security!  Please do not add too their work load.

    • waikikigirl December 11, 2019 (5:49 pm)

      Since we’re on the subject of body shops ;>) I’m looking for one…anyone know of a “good” one around here?Had someone parallel park behind me and they scraped my bumper. :>( 

  • Mj December 11, 2019 (5:54 pm)

    WG fixing cosmetic damage is likely not worth the cost. Has the other party stepped to the plate and accepted responsibility? If yes maybe a negotiated settlement works for all parties.

    • waikikigirl December 11, 2019 (6:25 pm)

      @MJ, yes the responsible person’s insurance is paying for the damage and I wouldn’t be making such a thing about it but my car is only 8 months old :>( after building it and waiting 3 months for it I want it fixed.Used to be good shop in WC, “Huddleson’s” I think they retired and the kids didn’t take it over, too bad it was a good shop.

  • bus rider December 11, 2019 (6:08 pm)

    Tough evening commute. My bus took 45 minutes to go from 3rd & Columbia to the 1st Ave ramp to WSB. Should have taken the water taxi.

  • winniegirl December 11, 2019 (7:03 pm)

    I got side swiped and took my car to Big E Auto in Burien. They were GREAT.

    • MercyMoi December 11, 2019 (9:22 pm)

      I’ve had to use Big E twice and had terrific experiences both times.

    • waikikigirl December 12, 2019 (8:29 am)

      Hey Winniegirl you’re a “WG” initials like me! :>)Thank you to you and also Mercymoi…we will check out Big E Auto  @MG, Yes by ALbertson’s but gone now. :>( 

  • Lynn December 11, 2019 (7:07 pm)

    A little rain and dark and people lose their minds. Had some idiot driver almost T bone my car as me and my child drove home because he ran a red light at the Admiral Way and 42nd Ave SW intersection.  I honked him and he flipped me the bird. Already in the wrong but not smart enough to know it. Ridiculous. 

  • hj December 11, 2019 (8:51 pm)

    Anti-kudos to the German white SUV driver who took it upon themselves to straddle the line and block both lanes well in advance of a safe zipper merge point. Feels before reals!

  • Mj December 11, 2019 (10:19 pm)

    WG – Huddleson rings weren’t they located in White Center near Albertsons?  Yes they were good.

  • Joey December 12, 2019 (8:25 am)

    This happened a second time last night around 10pm at the exact same location. The barriers on both sides of the bridge are pretty beat up now.

  • newnative December 12, 2019 (8:39 am)

    My coworkers had it worse than me last night. I was the last to leave and the first to get home. There were collisions, stalled semis and cars and several signals out around the city. The trick is to wait out the traffic jams. 

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