Corner crash on SW Genesee

In case you passed by and wondered what happened: A two-car collision at 38th/Genesee this past hour left two cars off the road – one on the sidewalk, the other through a fence. The photo was sent by the owner of the fence, who says nobody was hurt. On the other side of the fence, the primary damage, reports the owner, was a lilac bush.

13 Replies to "Corner crash on SW Genesee"

  • N May 17, 2021 (9:43 pm)

    Not sure about that corner but it boggles the mind how many non arterial intersections in West Seattle have no yield or stop signs.  Even two way stops would really improve safety and improve traffic flow.  As it is now you almost have to stop no matter what direction your going because you know no one else will.

    • Auntie May 17, 2021 (10:04 pm)

      Actually, I believe there is a stop sign for the cars crossing Genesee on 38th. I’m guessing the person who should have stopped, didn’t.

      • Signage, Please May 18, 2021 (7:06 am)

        Exactly, Auntie–street view clearly shows a stop sign at that intersection that someone must have just run. Meanwhile Dakota and 39th doesn’t even have a yield sign.

    • Jort May 17, 2021 (11:21 pm)

      “As it is now you almost have to stop no matter what direction your going because you know no one else will.“ You say this like it’s a bad thing? Approach the intersection with caution. It adds, what, 3/4ths of a second to the drive? Driving carries tremendous responsibility. Be careful with it. There is literally nothing on this planet that requires people to drive without caution. 

      • Mike May 18, 2021 (6:24 am)

        I… Can’t believe I’m in 100% agreement with Jort.

        • Fiz May 18, 2021 (7:14 am)

          Me too.  It’s like a shockwave or something.

    • Sasquatch May 18, 2021 (11:26 am)

      It does boggle my mind. Other cities where I have lived do not have nearly the number of uncontrolled intersections. The rule is the car on the right has a right of way, but the rule is also that if you pull in front of a car that doesn’t have enough time to stop – you are liable. It doesn’t make any sense at all. So if you are driving fast enough, you don’t have any liability. I live on 45th by Madison middle school and when parents are dropping off they zoom through uncontrolled intersections. There will be another accident and more stop signs. It’s inevitable. Too bad the city waits for somebody to get hurt before they put controls in intersections. 

  • Mj May 17, 2021 (10:26 pm)

    N – that is the point of uncontrolled intersection is for all parties approaching the intersection to use appropriate caution.  Stop controlling one street meens faster speeds by the protected traffic!

  • WTF May 17, 2021 (11:13 pm)

    Actually boggles the mind why people don’t drive the speed limit and don’t know right of way. 

  • Al King May 18, 2021 (6:39 am)

    WTF. What speed were they driving? Which car had the right of way?? Do YOU have proof that you ALWAY’s follow the speed limit and only proceed through intersections when you have the right of way???? Let those without sin cast the first stone. 

  • Careful Driver May 18, 2021 (10:10 am)

    No idea what the circumstances of this crash were, but I quit crossing there because the cars traveling west are not visible due to the hill until they’re basically into the intersection.  I can see how it would be easy to get hit there even if you were stopped properly on 38th and checking for traffic.

  • Auntie May 18, 2021 (11:05 am)

    When traveling on the back streets that are not main thoroughfares, it is best to assume that you never have the right of way – even if the other cars have stop signs. All you have to do is slow down a little if you see a car at a cross street to be sure they really are going to stop, or yield. Having the right of way won’t prevent you from being in an accident!

  • Rick May 18, 2021 (3:36 pm)

    Cars are evil ya know!!

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