UPDATE: Driver hits pedestrian at 37th/Trenton

3:55 PM: Thanks for the tips. Avoid 37th/Trenton in Upper Fauntleroy – major SFD/SPD response. We are headed over to find out more.

4:10 PM: Though passersby said it looked major, the scene has totally cleared. We are following up with SFD.

5:31 PM: SFD spokesperson David Cuerpo tells WSB, “Our crews treated a 29 year old male who is in stable condition. He was transported to (Harborview) by AMR. Reported as a vehicle and pedestrian collision.”

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Driver hits pedestrian at 37th/Trenton"

  • Jo December 5, 2020 (4:15 pm)

    2 fire engines, 4 or 5 police cruisers, body covered up in streetDid not look like medical attention was continuing. Fatality?

    • WSB December 5, 2020 (4:17 pm)

      Generally a fatal scene would not clear so fast. But we are asking SFD…

  • 1994 December 5, 2020 (4:30 pm)

    Out walking and another walker said a child riding a bike ended up under a car….hope the child is OK. 37th Ave SW  and SW 100th St had a nasty 2 car collision on Thursday about 9:35ish. The smaller vehicles driver was flat on his back on the side of the road. Hope that driver is OK. The other vehicle was a giant lifted pick up truck. My ex got spun around in his pick up on 37th and 98th St by another driver. 37th seems to have inattentive drivers! Everyone pay attention when driving!

    • WSB December 5, 2020 (4:50 pm)

      Still waiting for SFD. The classification of the call, Medic Response 6 per, is consistent with either a bicycle rider or pedestrian. We missed the call while checking on something on the opposite end of the peninsula.

  • WSB December 5, 2020 (5:37 pm)

    Added SFD info above. 29-year-old pedestrian hit by a driver but in stable condition.

  • Ookla the Mok December 5, 2020 (6:48 pm)

    Will be interested to know more details.  Cars routinely speed up and down 37th and 36th to avoid the intersection at Barton and 35th.  The city really needs to consider putting speed bumps in, or designating both streets as part of the Safe Streets program.

    • WSB December 5, 2020 (7:00 pm)

      I don’t know if we’ll get more details but … I’m very familiar with the intersection as we don’t live far and 37th is our route from Thistle if we have to get to Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Church, etc. The uncontrolled intersections of 37th/Trenton and 37th/Henderson are always nervous-making … – TR

  • Jon December 5, 2020 (7:44 pm)

    At some point the headlines will change back to “car hits pedestrian” if not now. The autonomous/semi-autonomous driving functions of modern cars are widely used today. 

    • Brian December 6, 2020 (11:54 am)

      Nah, the person in the driver’s seat is still responsible and liable. Don’t remove that culpability based on some weird technicality.    

  • Mj December 6, 2020 (5:06 pm)

    37th at Trenton looks like a good candidate for a traffic circle

  • alki_2008 December 7, 2020 (10:15 pm)

    Does that intersection have visibility issues due to overgrowth of foliage, shrubs, trees, etc?  I don’t know if it’s a result of the pandemic or not, but it seems like landscaping is more out-of-control than usual along roadways. People with corner properties should be cognizant of the effect their landscaping choices have on traffic visibility.

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