UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in 1300 block Alki Avenue SW

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1:12 PM: Thanks for the photos. Seattle Fire and Police are on the scene of a car-on-side crash in the 1300 block of Alki Avenue SW.

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1:16 PM: SFD says firefighters have extricated one person from the crashed car.

(Reader photo by Rick)

1:24 PM: Firefighters just told dispatch that one person is going to the hospital by private ambulance, which indicates injuries are not life-threatening.

1:35 PM: We’ve confirmed at the scene that the driver, a woman, was transported. One lane of traffic has just reopened at the scene. … Two parked vehicles were damaged – one hit by the driver and pushed into the other one.

4:05 PM: SFD tells us the 77-year-old driver was in stable condition when she was taken to the hospital.

21 Replies to "UPDATE: Car-on-side crash in 1300 block Alki Avenue SW"

  • Actually Mike December 29, 2023 (1:22 pm)

    Amazing. Is there no end to this stuff?

  • t December 29, 2023 (1:29 pm)

    it is 128 and Alki Avenue is completely blocked. You cannot drive-through.

  • WestSeattleFireBuff December 29, 2023 (1:34 pm)

  • Neighbor December 29, 2023 (1:35 pm)

    Reset the counter. Left rear wheel on that blue Chevy is at an unnatural angle. Looks like distracted driving. I was getting coffee at Ampersand and saw the lights. Figured I could save time walking down there and just check the blog.

  • rememba December 29, 2023 (2:20 pm)

    Remember this one last summer? Same spot…West Seattle Blog… | CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Alki Avenue crash, three weeks later

  • Elizabeth December 29, 2023 (3:05 pm)

    It’s crazy to think that you can flip your car just by hitting the tire of a parked car! 

  • Alki Jack December 29, 2023 (3:18 pm)

    The speed bumps on Alki Avenue need to be completed. They stop just past Anchor Park and don’t resume again until 57th or 58th. There are lots of people on bikes, including children, couples walking, roller blading etc. These citizens need to be protected from speeding drivers. Plus we need some enforcement by SPD.

    • Daniel December 29, 2023 (5:28 pm)

      While generally true, probably not the case in this instance.  A year or two back when an almost identical incident happened on harbor ave, the driver was going like 25.  It can be done under 20mph.  It wouldn’t surprise me if this 77 yr old lady was going <25 when she flipped the car.

    • alki_2008 December 29, 2023 (6:38 pm)

      While I agree that speed bumps along Alki Ave would be a great move as a preventative measure to avoid accidents, rather than reactive cameras that don’t prevent anything. However, I don’t agree with the presumption that every car crash like this one is due to speeding or that every crash (like this one) would’ve been prevented by speed bumps. People need to stop jumping to conclusions and wait for facts.

    • CarDriver December 29, 2023 (7:09 pm)

      Alki Jack. If a driver is impaired or has a medical emergency or is distracted more speed bumps will have ZERO effect. If a driver wants to speed or drive recklessly more speed bumps will have ZERO effect. Also, walkers;rollerbladers;most all bike riders are on the sidewalk or paved multi use path-both separate from the road. How would speed bumps protect them??  

      • alki_2008 January 1, 2024 (4:39 pm)

        Adding speed bumps to Harbor Ave has moved the racers to Alki Ave. Alki Ave didn’t have 3am racing when they were able to do it on Harbor. So, the addition of speed bumps on Alki Ave will certainly help with the racers. People may still drive over the speed limit, but not at the high speeds that typically contribute to deadly accidents.

        Medical issues or DUI, yeah, speed bumps may not help.

  • Ellie December 29, 2023 (8:11 pm)

    Owner of the blue car that was hit here. Glad that the driver’s okay, just frustrated that we chose this day to walk along to Marination for lunch rather than parking right there! The car is likely totaled but we’re waiting to hear from insurance. 

    • CP December 29, 2023 (11:29 pm)

      Is the driver okay? Do you know what happened?

      • WSB December 29, 2023 (11:39 pm)

        Mentioned above, she was in stable condition when transported. That’s all we’ll be able to find out since we don’t have her name – TR

  • KA December 29, 2023 (10:56 pm)

    No more speed bumps, donkey sticks, or hideous yellow signs, please. And please reverse the back in parking. None of it helps and it all just ruins the drive and atmosphere.

  • Jon December 30, 2023 (10:27 am)

    This happened right next to me. She was going the same speed as the cars in front of her, which was about the speed limit. Nothing to do with speeding. A couple folks and I checked on her and I asked her to turn her car off. She said she was fine and I told her to hang on while we waited for the fire department. She was elderly and not strong enough to climb out. Lots of folks were nice enough to hang out with her while she was stuck in the car and a few others helped direct traffic. About a dozen firefighters cut her out of the car and secured her to a neck brace and backboard to get her on the gurney. Great response by everyone involved and I’m very happy she’s ok.

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