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UPDATE: Flipped-van crash on 16th SW

6:32 PM: Seattle Fire is sending a “rescue extrication” response to the 7900 block of 16th SW. Avoid the area. First engine on scene says it’s a “car on its top.” Updates to come.

6:36 PM: The callout is being downsized because nobody’s trapped after all – one person was in the vehicle and got out OK, firefighters told dispatch. Power lines might be involved, so they’re contacting City Light.

6:49 PM: Photos added. Responders are talking to the driver. No indication yet if they’ll have to go to the hospital, nor of how this happened. (Added) One more component of the scene – a leaning utility pole:

7:02 PM: Police just told dispatch they’re moving the closure boundary to 16th/Holden “because of a high-voltage line that came down.”

7:22 PM: Note that Metro Routes 125 and 128 are routed off 16th SW in the area. See here for alternate routing.

8:39 PM: SFD says the driver, in his mid-40s, was taken to a hospital in stable condition by AMR ambulance. … Also, both affected bus routes have resumed regular routing, indicating the street has reopened.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash on West Marginal railroad tracks

10:16 PM: Seattle Fire and Police are on the way to what’s described by dispatchers as a “rollover” crash on the railroad tracks in the 3800 block of West Marginal Way [map] Updates to come.

10:20 PM: Firefighters arriving at the scene report everyone’s out of the vehicle, no major injuries, so the response is being downsized. Now the challenge is to notify BNSF that there’s a vehicle on the tracks.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Flipped-car crash at Sylvan/Morgan

5:06 PM: Police have told dispatch they’re closing the intersection where Sylvan Way meets SW Morgan [map] because of a crash. SFD has responded too.

(Photo sent by Gary)

5:26 PM: We’ve just arrived in the area. Morgan/Sylvan is blocked right at Lanham. Two cars are involved, one flipped. That car’s driver is being taken to the hospital via AMR. Not life-threatening injuries.

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Lots of debris to clear from the street.

7:08 PM: We don’t have an update on the street – it should be open by now, though – but we do have an update on the person taken to the hospital – man in his mid-30s, in stable condition when transported, according to SFD.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at 15th/Roxbury

(Image from SDOT traffic camera)

1:25 PM: Thanks for the tip. Police and SFD are at the scene of a flipped-car crash on the westbound side of SW Roxbury at 15th. Texter says everyone got out OK, which is why there was no big “rescue extrication” callout. Updates to come.

1:38 PM: We’re told at the scene that one woman is being taken to the hospital via AMR ambulance, which means her injuries weren’t life-threatening. No sign of another vehicle involved, but we can’t find out for sure as no other information is available on the circumstances – the only officer left at the scene is there for traffic control while they await a tow truck. An SDOT incident-response truck is there now, and westbound traffic continues routing around via one inside lane.

2:04 PM: The scene is clear and all lanes have reopened, as shown on the SDOT camera. Meantime, commenter Courtney has an eyewitness report.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash in 1300 block Harbor SW

(Added: Photo sent by Stewart L.)

6:28 PM: Seattle Fire had a big “rescue extrication” response on the way to a reported car-flip crash in the 1300 block of Harbor SW [map]. But the first crews on scene report no one is trapped, so they’re downgrading the response. Updates to come.

(Added: WSB photo)

6:54 PM: Our crew talked to police at the scene. They say the driver may have fallen asleep while driving. He is being taken to the hospital by private ambulance.

(Added: Photo sent by Stewart L.)

7:12 PM: Police say the street has reopened, after the car was turned back over and towed.

UPDATE: West Marginal flipped-car crash

2:26 PM: A Seattle Fire “rescue extrication” response is headed to West Marginal/Andover [map] for what’s reported as a three-vehicle crash, “one overturned,” blocking the road both ways. Updates to come.

2:30 PM: The photo is from Bill Schrier, who says those are bystanders working to free the person(s) in the car even before emergency personnel arrived. Here’s a wider view he also sent:

2:35 PM: Firefighters just told dispatch the person has been extricated. (added) Bill reports one lane is open each way past the scene.

2:55 PM: The person will be taken to Harborview by private ambulance, which indicates their injuries are not life-threatened. Meantime, southbound WMW is blocked. Police are reported to be diverting that traffic to the low bridge.

3:28 PM: Officers have just told dispatch they’re opening the southbound lanes.

5:46 PM: Added a view of the scene from the other direction, sent by Eric Makus. Only additional information we have is from SFD, which says the person pulled from the car is male and was in stable condition when transported.

About that flipped boat at Don Armeni

Thanks to Doug Eglington for the photo. A few people mentioned the odd sight at Don Armeni Boat Ramp over the weekend – an overturned. boat right at the launch. All we could determine was that there was no emergency response logged in connection with it. One texter said they’d reported it to the Harbor Patrol, but Sunday it was still there. Then today the tow truck showed up. We checked with SPD; no report written, but they did note that officers on Saturday “notified the registered owner of the boat that it could be impounded.”

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash on 35th SW

10:23 AM: Big emergency response for a crash on 35th SE between Graham and Raymond. Avoid the area.

10:36 AM: Thanks to Matthew for the photo. At least one person is reported to be injured.

12:10 PM: Scene’s clear.

12:56 PM: SFD says the person who was injured is a 61-year-old woman assessed to be in stable condition when transported by AMR ambulance.

Flipped-car crash at 35th and Kenyon

Thanks for the tip! Northbound 35th SW is blocked at Kenyon until a tow truck arrives for a flipped car. The original callout was “rescue extrication” but most of the units were canceled quickly. Police tell us the driver hit a parked car and his car flipped. No major injuries.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at 12th/Roxbury

2:30 PM: Seattle Fire and Seattle Police are arriving at a 2-car crash at 12th/Roxbury, with one car reported “on its roof.” Avoid the area. Updates to come.

2:54 PM UPDATE: Photo added. 2 people are being taken to Harborview. The crash is on the eastbound side but traffic is now getting through both ways.

UPDATE: Rescue response for flipped-car crash in Westwood

(WSB photo)

12:28 PM: Just dispatched: Seattle Fire rescue-extrication response for a crash at 32hd/Trenton [map]. Two vehicles are reported to be involved, one flipped with a person trapped inside. Police are already there and say the trapped passenger is conscious. Updates to come.

12:34 PM: SFD says the trapped passenger has been extricated.

12:43 PM: Photo added. No serious injuries reported so far. Police say they are investigating whether this might be the result of one of the drivers running through a stop sign.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash on Admiral

That flipped-car crash near the top of the east Admiral Way hill is from KH, who reports: “A car was speeding down Admiral, around the curve at the intersection of Olga and Admiral. The car was swerving, hit the embankment, and flipped over. ” By the time we got to the scene less than an hour after the 6:25 am callout, it was clear. We are following up with SFD and SPD.

ADDED: Photo above is by Veronika. SFD says no one was treated.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash in High Point

9:38 PM: A flipped-car crash is reported near Sylvan Way/Sylvan Heights Drive. Everyone’s reported to have gotten out of the car OK.

9:48 PM: SFD reports that no one was seriously hurt. By the way, if you noticed the Guardian One helicopter in the area for a bit, they just happened to be nearby and offered to help check whether anyone was trapped in the vehicle, but ground crews quickly determined everyone was out.

ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: The driver is being investigated for DUI.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at 8th/Roxbury

1:39 PM: Avoid 8th/Roxbury – a big “rescue extrication” response is headed that way for a crash. One person is reported trapped. More info to come …

1:43 PM: First crew on scene says everyone is out of the vehicle. They’re downsizing the response.

1:52 PM: Photo added – it’s a flipped car. We’re checking with fire/police about injuries.

1:56 PM: A second vehicle was involved; its driver came to a stop about 30 yards away. Our crew has been told, no serious injuries.

UPDATE: Delridge/Holden flipped-car crash

(Reader photo from Megan)

8:09 PM: Now SFD is sending a “rescue extrication” response to a flipped-car crash reported at Delridge/Holden.

8:11 PM: SDOT says the southbound lanes of Delridge are blocked. Via radio communication, SFD reports one person is injured but out of the vehicle, so the response is being downsized, no extrication needed.

8:18 PM: Reader photo added – thank you; Megan adds that this is between Holden and Kenyon. As shown, a second vehicle was damaged; it was parked, police have reported over the air. The medic unit originally assigned to the call has been dismissed, so no major injuries.

10:58 PM: SFD says the 42-year-old driver was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at 49th/Spokane

12:37 PM: Another collision reported in north West Seattle – this time at 49th and Spokane, and the dispatcher described it as involving an overturned vehicle. No major response as everyone is reported to be out of the vehicle. We’re on the way to find out more.

12:59 PM: Photo added. No injuries. That’s the only vehicle involved, driven by a teenager, according to police, who are still talking to the people in the car to figure out how it happened.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at Alki/Harbor

1:44 PM: Big emergency response headed for what’s reported to be a flipped-car crash at Alki/Harbor. Updates to come.

1:49 PM: This is right at Duwamish Head. Reader photo added (thank you!). SFD says two vehicles were involved, everyone is out and being assessed for injuries. Avoid the area – road is currently blocked both ways.

2:08 PM: SFD says two people have minor injuries.

2:16 PM: Our photographer has arrived and sent photos of both vehicles – the one that flipped (above) has already been turned right-side up by the towing crew. They report one of the injured people is being taken to a hospital via private ambulance. Police say they’re investigating whether this is the result of one driver crossing the line into opposite-direction traffic.

If you are wondering about the helicopter, just TV. This should be cleared before too long.

2:44 PM: Texter reports the street has reopened.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash on Harbor Avenue

(Photo by Loren Schwartz)

8:21 PM: The big Seattle Fire response is for what SFD reports as a flipped-car crash in the 3200 block of Harbor SW. Everybody’s reported to be out of the vehicle and being evaluated/treated for injuries.

8:25 PM: Photo added (thanks!). Police are reported to have Harbor blocked off both ways in the 3200 block.

(WSB photo)

8:47 PM: Police say the driver was headed toward the bridge, hit the median, car flipped and took down the pole shown above. The driver had one passenger; no serious injuries reported.

11:39 PM: The road has reopened.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash just off Delridge

12:50 AM: SFD has sent one engine to a crash reported at Orchard/Dumar, just off Delridge. According to a tipster and police radio, it involves a flipped car, in the shrubbery by the Shell station. That’s the only vehicle reported involved. One person is reported to be hurt.

2:16 PM: SPD is investigating this as possible DUI. A 24-year-old man was arrested and booked into the King County Jail, according to online records.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash on Highland Park Way

9:20 PM: Seattle Fire is downsizing the “rescue extrication” response that was dispatched minutes ago to Highland Park Way near SW Portland [map]. But one vehicle’s reported “on its roof.” We’re en route.

9:36 PM: Photo added above. The flipped car is one of two involved. Trying to confirm radio communication indicating one was parked. No serious injuries reported.

9:42 PM: Police tell us that the flipped car was parked when the person driving another car hit it. (added below – photo of that other car)

They confirm no serious injuries, no one taken to the hospital. Highland Park Way is closed at the crash scene right now.

10:25 PM: Per police radio, Highland Park Way is reopening, both directions.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash in Gatewood

12:09 AM: Police and fire are headed to what was dispatched as a flipped-car crash in the 3700 block of SW Thistle. Updates to come.

12:29 AM: No serious injuries; the driver was out even before SFD arrived, and they’d already departed before we arrived at the scene. The car is blocking SW Thistle just west of 37th SW. Photo added.

10:51 AM: The log notation this morning shows this incident is under investigation as DUI.

Police arrest driver after flipped-car crash

Another early-morning flipped-car crash. This one did not lead to a major callout and we didn’t hear about it until this photo came in from a nearby resident a short time ago. The SFD log shows it happened in the 3200 hundred block of Walnut around 1:30 am. Police tell WSB that the driver hit at least one parked car and they arrested him on suspicion of DUI.

UPDATE: Flipped-car crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon

12:48 AM: Thanks to the texter who sent that photo from a crash that SPD and SFD are handling right now at Fauntleroy/Oregon. Two vehicles involved; no major injuries reported.

(Added: WSB photo)

1:14 AM: The flipped vehicle is in the middle of Fauntleroy and traffic is being allowed around it both ways. An officer at the scene said he couldn’t comment on whether anyone had been transported or whether a second vehicle was involved (none was obvious).

2:42 AM: Police just radioed, “Fauntleroy is clear and open to traffic.”