UPDATE: Man hit, hurt while walking on westbound West Seattle Bridge west of I-5

7:47 PM: Two lanes of the westbound West Seattle Bridge are blocked by an emergency response after a collision described as a driver hitting a man who was either standing or walking on the bridge. This was initially reported to have happened on the Spokane Street Viaduct section of the bridge, near the 1st Avenue S. ramp.

7:55 PM: From the traffic camera showing the response, it appears this happened further east on the SSV.

8:31 PM: The scene has cleared. We’re checking with SFD regarding the person who was reported to have been hit.

9:42 PM: SFD tells us the man who was hit is 30 years old and was in stable condition when taken to the hospital.

7 Replies to "UPDATE: Man hit, hurt while walking on westbound West Seattle Bridge west of I-5"

  • The King October 23, 2023 (8:33 pm)

    I’m surprised this hasn’t happened in the morning commute. The trucks waiting to get to Harbor island start backing up and blocking the 1st Ave entrance to the West Seattle bridge or leave a small gap for vehicles to make their way through. Not sure what’s going on there but it’s a mess starting around 7 am or earlier. 

  • Nic October 23, 2023 (9:20 pm)

    I called 911 about the person walking in the road before this happened, I hope they’re ok.  I was hoping someone would get there to get them off the road before they got hit. 

    • WSB October 23, 2023 (9:42 pm)

      In stable condition, SFD just told me (updating above). Thanks for reporting.

      • Nic October 24, 2023 (6:46 am)

        Thank you for the update! That’s good news. 

  • Cary October 23, 2023 (11:10 pm)

    I’m wondering if this was the guy walking on I 5 with no shoes on around 6pm. He was walking south towards the west seattle bridge and causing a slow down of traffic because it was weird to see a man with shorts and no shoes. So sad

  • West Seattle Dad October 24, 2023 (8:20 am)

    We left our son’s soccer practice and saw a high speed chase on I-5 and were a minute behind the crash on the exit to the West Seattle Bridge. Seems odd to me that it’s being reported as a man on the bridge. Appeared that someone was running from the cops in a car and caused an accident. Maybe someone was also on bridge.. 

    • WSB October 24, 2023 (9:06 am)

      SFD also verified it was a driver/pedestrian collision when I followed up.

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