Blotter | No serious injuries as 19th Ave E driver flips car on side

Thanks to a neighbor for the picture from the scene Monday

Thanks to a neighbor for the picture from the scene Monday

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  • 19th Ave E crash: The 25-year-old driver of a Subaru was lucky to escape uninjured in a crash Monday that left the car on its side in the middle of the usually quiet 19th Ave E. According to Seattle Police, the Subaru struck three other cars in the crash as it ended up on its side in the street. The driver was not seriously injured and there were no arrests for DUI, Seattle Police said. Traffic and the Metro bus route were diverted in the area for a few hours following the just before 5 PM incident. A full investigation is underway to determine what caused the driver to lose control as he drove north on 19th Ave E near E Mercer and the increasingly busy area of restaurants on the block.
  • Hammer assault: A man in a Hawaiian shirt and armed with a hammer as well as an advertising sign he found along the street was arrested by police after reportedly attacking a group on Broadway in an early morning July 7th assault. According to police, officers were called to Broadway and Harrison around 2:20 AM and found an intoxicated male who had fallen and struck his head after a scuffle with the group. The men told police the suspect accused a male victim of having stolen his wallet and was swinging a hammer when they tried to intervene. The group was able to disarm the man but he grabbed a sign from the sidewalk and began swinging again. During the ensuing fight, the victims said the suspect was punched and fell to the ground, striking his head. The suspect started crying and became remorseful when they called police, the victims said. Police arrived and took the intoxicated male into custody.
  • Trash can fires: A reminder, please make sure smoking materials are completely extinguished before tossing them in the trash:

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6 thoughts on “Blotter | No serious injuries as 19th Ave E driver flips car on side

  1. I’m glad the driver is Ok. I don’t know the circumstances of this accident but there are a lot of cars that drive down this stretch of road WAY TOO FAST. I don’t know why it happens but cars frequently reach 50+mph along here. I’m not sure how to slow people down but with the increase in activity along the street I’m concerned someone will get hurt.

  2. There are also alot of people that drive really slow or stop short with little notice. Those people are much more irritating.

    • In most cases these people you are complaining about are likely the ones driving much more responsibly – stopping for pedestrians, not going too fast for the conditions, not squeezing by parallel parkers or cyclists even when there’s oncoming traffic …. This is becoming a busy area. Slow down and pay attention.

    • Steven, confirming your account, my kids go to the aikido dojo on that block, and we arrived minutes after the car had flipped. The sensei went to check on what had happened, and the police told her it was a bee. She then used that as a lesson with the kids about control and calm.