UPDATE: Crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon sends 1 to hospital

3:13 PM: Thanks for the tips. A two-car crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon has sent one person to the hospital, and SPD says Traffic Collision Investigation detectives are responding, so this will be affecting traffic in the area for a few more hours. Right now, police say, southbound Fauntleroy and both directions of SW Oregon at Fauntleroy are closed. We’re checking on the injured person’s condition.

3:37 PM: Police tell us at the scene that they believe the white vehicle’s driver ran the light and hit the black vehicle, whose driver is the person taken to the hospital.

4:45 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley says the injured person is a woman in her 60s, in stable condition when transported. The victim’s daughter also has commented below.

5:15 PM: The scene has cleared.

21 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon sends 1 to hospital"

  • Barb December 30, 2020 (3:52 pm)

    Such a dangerous intersection. So many people run red lights there going north or south. Hope the injured person will be ok.

    • DRC December 30, 2020 (4:35 pm)

                 It is bad for cars, and people as well.I have almost been hit walking and driving                   

      • heartless December 30, 2020 (8:18 pm)

        Absolutely, Barb & DRC.

        It’s slightly better now but only because of less traffic.  I’ve learned long ago that coming from Oregon you have to wait a couple seconds once the light turns green–seen so many cars running the red.

  • Emily December 30, 2020 (4:42 pm)

    The person who was sent to the hospital was my mother and she is in stable condition with a subdural hematoma, basically a huge bump, possibly a concussion and a cracked rib, but I am waiting to hear from Harborview ER on further details. My mom was starting to go through the green light when the lady in the white Tahoe went through the light and my mom’s front end of her car crashed into her. My mom’s car is totalled and she is pretty shook up, thankfully she wasn’t hurt worse, one second sooner and she would have been hit directly on her side. Scary! Be careful out there everyone. I work at the TJs down the street and have seen various accidents because of that intersection.

    • WSB December 30, 2020 (4:44 pm)

      Thank you. I just one minute ago heard back from SFD, which also verified she was in stable condition when transported. Wishing her a fast and thorough recovery. – TR

  • Sandy December 30, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    I’ve reported this intersection to SDOT and SPD for almost 10 years. I know we’re strained for funds and resources (workers and officers) but come on. It’s just so frustrating.

    • Ws resident December 31, 2020 (1:30 am)

      What’re they gonna do? rebuild the intersection? 😂 focus on the bridge first 

  • Deb December 30, 2020 (5:17 pm)

    Emily – I’m so sorry that your Mom was injured and her car totaled by a red light runner.  I wish her a full recovery.  My car was t-boned and totaled over 20 years ago, but the memory of it still remains.  

  • Mj December 30, 2020 (5:29 pm)

    I hope the driver responsible for the incident is insured and injured person recovers fully!

  • John December 30, 2020 (5:37 pm)

    I don’t know if its the interaction as much as drivers being to important, in their minds, to stop on the red.   I walk across that intersection heading to Trader Joes.   I’ll be staring at my “WALK” sign as cars continue to drive across my crosswalk.    Amazing!   Sad to say, but a lot are young women.

    • Byron December 31, 2020 (8:46 am)

      Get out of here with your “sad to say” sexism John. If you’re so sad to say it, how about you keep your misogyny to yourself?

      • zark00 December 31, 2020 (9:56 am)

        Wow Byron, total overreaction, John made an observation with a lead in idiom.  Could have just as easily been read as ‘Unfortunately, many are young women, whom I typically trust to be superior drivers, alas not in this case’.  Prejudging people and whipping out the pitchfork – great look. 

        • Byron December 31, 2020 (11:08 pm)

          I’m quite happy with this look, and my issue isn’t with the idiom. It’s with the unnecessary call out of the particular age and gender of people John seems to perceive as driving dangerously. It’s sexist and ageist, and using a cutesy idiom doesn’t make it not that.

          My pointing out that it’s sexist isn’t an overreaction. Sad to say, your failure to recognize the prejudice is not a good look.

    • LY December 31, 2020 (9:50 am)

      Lol please I’ve seen male drivers blast through a crosswalk with pedestrians clearly in the cross street. It’s not just young women.

  • Don Brubeck December 30, 2020 (8:34 pm)

    It’s both. This shows why we need the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project to be built.  It will improve safety at all the intersections from SW Alaska to Avalon Way.  100% designed, funded and ready to bid until the Sound Transit route selection process was allowed to delay construction.   Hoping for a full recovery for the victim of this crash.

  • WestJack December 30, 2020 (9:47 pm)

    And the bridge isn’t even open, the traffic will just worse here when it does open. Good candidate intersection for a red-light camera.

  • Rick December 31, 2020 (8:25 am)

    Looking at the size of the vehicles it doesn’t look like it was a very fair fight. Happy to hear everyone’s going to be OK.

  • Sandi December 31, 2020 (9:36 am)

    Best to treat a green light at any intersection as the time to check both directions and make sure no vehicles might run the light before proceeding on the green.  Any time and in any city! Not just WS.

  • alkistu December 31, 2020 (10:09 am)

    Folks who complain about a 25 mph speed limit need to realize it is meant to lessen the impact or prevent these type of accidents. The damage clearly indicates a much higher speed. At the posted speed there is also more time to react and avoid. I always see these speeders and red light runners at the Alaska traffic signal or at 35th making the same progress while driving with in the laws. You would think the speeders would be smart enough to see that. If they were driving while using their brains or planning their day they would not feel the need to drive like idiots. I wish the victim a speedy recovery and hope the speeder is held fully accountable. Red light camera? It’s not the design, it’s the drivers.

  • Rick December 31, 2020 (10:24 am)

    I’ve ridden motorcycles most of my life and I apply the same principles to driving. It’s saved me many times. Half of the people out there are trying to kill you. The other half are too, they just don’t know it. My favorite is the approaching left turn in front of you with “I didn’t see him”. Had I been a 4 ton dump truck they would have. When approaching intersections, assume the worst, hope for the best. What is the worst possible thing can a person do in a traffic situation? More times than not, I’m not surprised. Stay safe. And alive.

    • heartless December 31, 2020 (10:50 am)

      I rode for decades (but not anymore), and what you say is what keeps riders alive.  Always be planning, always be anticipating.  (SIPDE is how I learned it–always be scanning for possible trouble, identify the trouble, predict what will happen, decide on a plan, execute that plan. But as you point out, the most critical part?–assume the worst)

      You stay safe too.

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