UPDATE: 3 to hospital in 2-vehicle crash at Roxbury/21st

9:40 PM: A car and pickup truck have collided at 21st/Roxbury, and Seattle Fire has sent a “rescue extrication” response. Two people were reported trapped in the car; one has been extricated, and they’re working to get the other one out. Roxbury is blocked both ways.

9:54 PM: That’s the view from the 15th/Roxbury traffic camera. Three people are reported hurt, between the two vehicles. Firefighters have told dispatch this was a “high-speed head-on” crash.

10 PM: The second trapped person has been removed from the car, firefighters have told dispatch.

10:14 PM: The three injured people are all being taken to the hospital. SFD says they are in “stable condition” and says the truck driver is a 41-year-old woman, the car driver is a 43-year-old man, and the car passenger is a 45-year-old man. Added photo above, taken by a person who was on the scene helping even before emergency crews arrived.

2:30 AM: Police just reopened Roxbury – the scene has finally cleared.

ADDED 12:19 PM FRIDAY: From the SPD summary:

A Dodge Dakota pickup truck was travelling eastbound on SW Roxbury St nearing 21 Av SW. At the same time, a black VW Jetta was traveling westbound on SW Roxbury nearing 21 Av SW. According to a witness, the truck crossed the centerline and struck the sedan head on. The male driver and male passenger of the sedan suffered multiple broken bones and had to be extricated from the vehicle. The female driver of the errant truck suffered facial injuries.

All three were transported to Harborview Medical Center.

12 Replies to "UPDATE: 3 to hospital in 2-vehicle crash at Roxbury/21st"

  • WSlite April 21, 2022 (9:54 pm)

    Yeah, I heard this collision while I was just walking my dog only 9 blocks away from where it happened. It was LOUD! Then I heard multiple sirens drive by within 5 minutes. I really hope everyone involved will be okay. Sounded like a very hard hit almost like a head on collision or something. Not sure of details but it was extremely loud from 9 blocks away.

    • John April 21, 2022 (10:13 pm)

      It’s incredible how loud it can be! About 10 years ago there was an accident along Avalon that I heard from my dad’s apartment. I initially thought it was someone throwing glass into a recycle dumpster.

    • Jesse April 22, 2022 (3:22 pm)

      One of the man that was injured is my managers boyfriend he is not doing good. 

  • TH April 21, 2022 (10:01 pm)

    Heard all of the rescue vehicles head down Roxbury a moment ago. Looks like a nasty collision! I hope everyone is ok. 

  • erinwest77 April 21, 2022 (10:06 pm)

    First, and most importantly, I pray that everyone involved comes out of that okay. It sounded really scary with all the sirens and emergency vehicles rushing by.
    Second, I really appreciate the West Seattle Blog. Thank you for the reporting.

  • Alki resident April 21, 2022 (10:10 pm)

    What does chap7 mean? 

    • WSB April 21, 2022 (10:28 pm)

      Chaplain was called to help one of the drivers. Often you will see a chaplain dispatched because of a death but SFD has confirmed to me that there are NO fatalities.

      • Danielle Miller April 21, 2022 (10:55 pm)

        Chaplains can also be called in causes of serious traumatic accidents but yes usually it is because of a fatality. I saw that and was wondering and the first place I came was here. Glad to here no fatalities. 

  • OrganicallyGrown206 April 21, 2022 (11:54 pm)

    I had my window open 1 block south of 35th Roxbury and could hear what sounded like ppl racing around the hood for a good minute followed by what sounded like a couple of shots or something loud enough to be gunshots but muffled by the distance. 4-5 minutes later all u could hear was hella sirens. 

  • Drew April 22, 2022 (9:48 am)

    I drove past this scene shortly after it happened, before the police got there.  It was obviously a high speed crash.  I’m glad no one was killed — air bags work.  There is an epidemic of reckless driving at present: red light running and speeding in particular.  Be careful out there. 

    • Todd April 22, 2022 (11:17 am)

      Roxbury has become a late night race track,

  • tim April 23, 2022 (10:07 am)

    No kidding Drew. I was at a stop light on 35th/Barton yesterday and the car that was stopped behind me decided to go around me and run the red light.  Cars east/west were green, he didn’t care. Unbelieveable.

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