2008 flashback. Reports of hundreds of people gathered on the slope of Denny Way enjoying the snowy night. Sledding, cart racing, frolic, etc. As a few folks have said via Twitter, comments and Facebook, hopefully this year they clean up after themselves (yeah, right!). Pictures by @lavid
UPDATE: We were worried when we saw the 12:28 AM 911 callout to Denny and Melrose that it might have been related to a sledding accident. Our worries were confirmed this morning. We’ll try to find out more about the injuries which did not appear to be life threatening but still sound scary. Here’s an eyewitness account:
Two trash bins full of sledders were drag racing down Denny when a car came driving up the closed road. One sledder bin hit the car, causing it to spin. I heard from a fellow onlooker that one of sledders screamed on impact and it looked like the car rolled over his leg. The ambulance showed up for him a few minutes later.
UPDATE x2: Not to focus everything on the incident but we do have a bit of additional info from SFD to share. SFD confirmed the injury but tells us they didn’t transport which is usually a sign of a less serious condition. The original callout had been that a sledder was run over. SFD said its medics were gone from the scene in under 10 minutes.