UPDATE: Car-on-side crash north of West Seattle Junction

1:22 AM: SPD and SFD are responding to what was dispatched as a car-on-side crash at California/Dakota. No word yet if anyone’s hurt.

1:26 AM: This is being upgraded to a “rescue extrication” response. Three people are reported to be inside the vehicle. California is blocked at Andover.

1:30 AM: The three people reported as trapped in the vehicle are all described as “alert and conscious.”

1:41 AM: Adding photos from WSB’s Katie Meyer at the scene. Firefighters are working to extricate the trapped people:

1:43 AM: “Patients extricated,” firefighters have just told dispatch.

10:30 AM: This is being investigated as DUI. Meantime, we’re still waiting to hear back from SFD on injuries.

1 PM: SFD spokesperson David Cuerpo tells WSB, “All three occupants were in stable condition and declined transportation to a hospital.”

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Car-on-side crash north of West Seattle Junction"

  • Cp September 26, 2021 (1:23 am)

    Hearing sirens 

  • Cp September 26, 2021 (1:34 am)

    Never a dull moment.

  • Alli September 26, 2021 (1:39 am)

    Huge noisy response shall we guess if speeding and some level of impairment is involved folks just don’t learn 

  • James September 26, 2021 (1:57 am)

    One of the occupants, a male, was arrested on suspicion of DUI. This is what I overheard while the officers were questioning two male occupants of the car. 

    • WSB September 26, 2021 (10:22 am)

      The eventual call classificatiin does confirm this is being investigated as DUI.

  • pelicans September 26, 2021 (4:20 am)

    God bless first responders, and prayers for people rescued…

  • Marcus September 26, 2021 (4:50 am)

    That ole West Seattle Vortex seems to be moving each time.  Non life threatening does not mean injuries will not be chronic and debilitating.

  • John September 26, 2021 (5:07 am)

    It honestly never ceases to amaze me how many cars end up flipped or tipped in West Seattle

    • James September 26, 2021 (3:39 pm)

      Im not surprised by the number of roll overs. I live on California avenue near the junction. I see cars speeding by at all times of day, but mostly night time . Late night hours, it’s not uncommon to see someone driving at rates of speed above 55 mph where the limit is posted at 25. With California being such a narrow and bumpy thoroughfare, all it takes is for someone to overcorrect slightly, or to hit a bump at a high rate of speed, and the driver loses control. 

      • Michael Sandlin September 29, 2021 (1:42 pm)

        Funny how everyone wants more police now lol 😆 

    • bolo September 26, 2021 (11:28 pm)

      And SUVs are tremendously popular. Guess what? They are top heavy. Easy to tip over (simple physics). Simple math: High numbers of top-heavy vehicles = more tip-overs.

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