Two people were taken to Harborview with serious injuries Tuesday morning after a vehicle collided with another head-on near the northbound I-5 onramp from Harvard Ave E.
Seattle Fire and police responded to the crash just before 10:30 AM in the 2700 block of Harvard Ave E just below Roanoke where northbound vehicular traffic must cross two lanes of southbound traffic to enter the freeway.
Seattle Fire reports that both drivers were in stable condition after being rescued from their vehicles and rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Animal control was also called to the scene to assist with a dog in one of the crashed vehicles.
The area was closed to traffic during the response. Metro 49 was rerouted during the crash but back on regular service as of noon.
— Seattle Fire Dept. (@SeattleFire) December 26, 2017
UPDATE: Collision blocking SB lanes on Harvard Ave E at E Hamlin St. Use alt routes. pic.twitter.com/uDSkThSA3K
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) December 26, 2017
Police are investigating the crash that is under SPD jurisdiction as it happened on a city street, not the onramp.
The Harvard Ave onramp is one of only a few Hill-area feeders for I-5. Like the Harvard onramp, ramps like the northbound entrance at Olive Way include some of the sketchier instances of traffic engineering in the city as drivers must navigate oncoming lanes and, sometimes, crosswalks, to enter the freeway.
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