UPDATE: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge at 99

8:42 PM: Avoid the eastbound bridge for a while – SFD and SPD are at the scene of a crash at the 99 overpass and traffic is clogged in that area. Initial reports suggested possible serious injuries.

8:51 PM: Only one eastbound lane is getting through at the scene right now.

8:57 PM: According to police radio, it’s believed this was caused by one driver spinning out and winding up in the path of another that couldn’t avoid colliding. No life-threatening injuries.

9:55 PM: The crash scene is now clear and lanes have reopened.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge at 99"

  • Yikes September 23, 2023 (8:46 pm)

    It looks like a really bad accident with multiple cars. Praying that everyone is safe.

  • Mike September 23, 2023 (9:19 pm)

    Pretty bad conditions, hope everyone will be ok.  Fire trucks were there and blocked the lane cars involved were in.  An additional ambulance was coming as we passed by heading back home.Good time to remind people the speed limit is 45 and everyone should drive for conditions regardless of the limit.  Not that it was a factor in this accident, but people were flying by us after they slowed to gawk at the accident.

  • Pelicans September 24, 2023 (2:25 am)

    Passed by this at approx. 9pm. It looked pretty bad –  2 ambulances w/back doors open, camper shell laying in the road.Not conjecturing on the cause of this accident, but just passing on a caution to drivers:  the eastbound road under the 99 overpass has been hazardous for years because of water “ponding” on the right side of the right hand lane during rain.  If you’re not ready for it, it can almost jerk the steering wheel out of your hand(s.)  Because of that, I always keep a firm (death) grip at 10 and 2 when going under there when it’s raining. Stay safe everyone.

    • Christopher B. September 24, 2023 (10:04 am)

      Pelicans: You might consider moving your hands down from 10 and 2 to the 9 and 3 positions as, if something ever does happen, you’re less likely to have your wrists injured by a deploying airbag. 9 and 3 is what is now recommended by the NHTSA.

    • Alki resident September 24, 2023 (10:49 am)

      This was a medical emergency. Weather, environment or anything else had to do with it. 

  • wetone September 24, 2023 (10:38 am)

    Wishing quick recovery to those injured. This section of roadway is a problem area and there have been many incidents. You have (fast) traffic from highrise going eastbound, traffic (slow heavy trucks) from Harbor Island merging and those (slowing) to moving over get to n 99 and 1st ave exit…..  Isn’t this also the area that new cameras are planed to catch bus lane violators also ? adding to even more potential confusion/incidents.  Seems to me SDOT needs to do some homework…….

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