UPDATE: Crash near southwest end of West Seattle Bridge

10:19 PM: SPD and SFD are responding to what’s at least the third reported crash on the West Seattle Bridge today. This time, a texter says, it’s an SUV that crashed into/near the “Welcome to West Seattle” sign on the westbound side of the Fauntleroy end. One vehicle, according to the dispatch.

11 PM: We haven’t heard anything further about circumstances, but apparently no one reported serious injuries – SFD closed out of the call fairly quickly, with no unit on scene longer than 19 minutes.

14 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash near southwest end of West Seattle Bridge"

  • Vee April 6, 2023 (10:29 pm)

    Unfortunately,  people are,really going fast, cut in and out , it has really escalated , wish more police could patrol

    • Joan Labriola April 7, 2023 (9:46 am)

      I agrée, i drive home from work at 6am, trying to merge onto the bridge is a white knuckle experience— I’m not surprised there are so many accidents. Some mornings if I’m really tired I’ll just take Spokane St to the low bridge (and of course get stuck waiting at a railroad crossing), but at least that way I get home safely. 

    • Derek April 7, 2023 (10:09 am)

      And some people drive BELOW the speed limit which is more dangerous. Keep pace. It’s not hard.

      • Josh April 7, 2023 (12:41 pm)

        Never have I ever seen someone driving on the west Seattle bridge below the speed limit except of course in dense traffic. Your reflexive whataboutism is interesting.

      • bill April 7, 2023 (2:19 pm)

        Part of obeying the speed limit, Derek, is not exceeding it. So pretty much by definition you should be going slower. It’s not hard.

  • Odd son April 6, 2023 (10:36 pm)

    How many is that this week? 3? I don’t remember there being so many close together in the last 25 years. 

    • Collin April 6, 2023 (11:43 pm)

      If only there was a seattle blog to remind you of a crash 25 years ago……

      • Marcus April 7, 2023 (6:26 am)

        Wrong Collin.  You are implying that this present driving situation has been historical.  It has not.  There has never been so many car crashes on the WS bridge corridor in so little time frame.   And it is because people are driving too fast and are too distracted.  The end result is that some never make it back home. 

        • Lisab April 7, 2023 (1:24 pm)

          Or most importantly, IMPAIRED, like the sickening wrong way crash 2 wks ago which was fatal.  Any word WSB on the suspect? 

          • WSB April 7, 2023 (2:28 pm)

            Not yet, I’m checking with prosecutors frequently and also reading every single addition to the jail register and daily court filings in case it turns up there first …

          • Lisab April 7, 2023 (6:24 pm)

            Thanks for your always diligent work!

  • they April 7, 2023 (4:39 am)

    I’m surprised there’s not more incidents in this location. Since the bridge opening when you’re in the right lane just as your coming out of the corner theirs a dip in the road, created after the new surface was added. This causes cars to compress and then lift allowing for a possible spin out. The risk increases with higher rates of speed.

    • Josh April 7, 2023 (12:43 pm)

      That little compression you mention would only matter if one was driving too fast there. I bet every single dollar I have ever made not a single one of these accidents occurred at speed less than 45. 

  • whataboutthecreedence April 7, 2023 (9:54 am)

    People go too fast around that corner, and there’s a big bump where the bridge surface ends. When it’s wet there it’s really slick.

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