All occupants walked away from the wreck unharmed but a reported two car crash at 16th and Thomas Saturday morning left one vehicle on its roof and the intersection closed for hours as traffic collision investigators responded to the scene.
All details are preliminary and have not been confirmed with police or Seattle Fire officials.
Emergency units were called to the intersection across from Group Health’s Capitol Hill campus just after 11a Saturday following the crash. Occupants of the car were reported to have been able to get out and were conscious and alert at the scene, according to Seattle Fire dispatch radio.
It’s not clear how the vehicle ended up on its roof at this time.
Thanks to reader Shane for the picture from the scene at the top of this post and @loashton for another angle, below.
As a community resource, CHS tries to give a fair and balanced look at the happenings on and around the Hill. When it comes to 16th and Thomas, however, our bias is clear — it’s our personal pet peeve and one of our least favorite intersections on Capitol Hill. Busy with pedestrians and the unmarked crossings, on a popular route for bikers heading both north-south and east-west, busy with cars *and* complicated by Metro stops on both sides of Thomas, the intersection is on our list of “wow, I can’t believe more crazy stuff doesn’t happen here.” Can’t say we would have predicted a crash like this, however.