Early-morning sidewalk crash on Alki

Thanks to SG for the photo above and Stacy for the photo below. That car’s driver went up onto the sidewalk and into a staircase at the Sea Cliff Manor Apartments (2650 Alki Avenue SW) around 5:20 am today.

SFD and SPD responded. Nobody was hurt, Stacy reports. We’re following up with police to see if they have any additional information.

13 Replies to "Early-morning sidewalk crash on Alki"

  • Flivver June 8, 2021 (10:52 am)

    Little after 7:30 saw AAA tow truck take it to 56th & Alki to, i assume the owners place.  Owner/driver was with it and looked fine so no injuries i assume.

  • west sea neighbor June 8, 2021 (11:00 am)

    Yikes! I walk that area often. I wonder if drugs/alcohol played a part…

    • WSB June 8, 2021 (11:06 am)

      As mentioned, we have an inquiry out to police, as our usual cross-checking system (Tweets by Beat) has been broken for weeks. I listened to the archived police-radio audio and there was no mention of anything like that, though, just a call for SDOT to come clean up crash fluids…

    • KM June 8, 2021 (11:10 am)

      Obviously we don’t know yet, and might not ever, but I think a more accurate questions nowadays would be “drugs, alcohol, speeding and/or distracted driving.”

      • WSB June 8, 2021 (11:20 am)

        Or swerved because there was an animal in the road (in that area, could be otters or geese crossing), or to get out of the path of another driver, or … Honestly, we don’t know, so speculation is pointless. I ran this because there’s obviously noticeable damage at the apartment building, in a highly visible place, and it’s the sort of thing we otherwise get questions about hours later “what happened at…?”

        • Dog June 8, 2021 (11:28 am)

          That would be a swerve at quite a high rate of speed 

        • KM June 8, 2021 (5:43 pm)

          I remember taking drivers education back in the day and the driving instructor telling us to hit whatever animal was in the roadway, because it was less likely to cause injury to ourselves and others on the roadway than swerving. I remember the gasps of several 15 year olds in the room when that was suggested as well!

  • Rick June 8, 2021 (11:04 am)

    Should have stopped at Spud’s first

    • Bill June 8, 2021 (4:52 pm)

      At least they missed Spud’s!

  • Flivver June 8, 2021 (12:37 pm)

    Picture shows SPD there.  I’m sure if driver was dui they would have arrested.

    • Jort June 8, 2021 (2:55 pm)

      Well, perhaps, unless they’re doing more of their performative insubordination in order to convince gullible people that they’ve been somehow ordered to not do their jobs directly by Kshama Sawant. 

  • WS_Native June 8, 2021 (2:46 pm)


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