Fatality following crash on NW Market Street

UPDATE 05/31/2016:  From the Seattle Police Department Blotter

Driver arrested for vehicular homicide after passenger killed in crash near 55th & Market this weekend in West Woodland, Ballard.  Police evaluated the 22-year-old male driver of the first vehicle, and found signs of impairment. He was arrested and taken to Harborview for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He will booked into the King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide upon his release from the hospital.

You can read the full release here:  http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2016/05/31/driver-arrested-after-fatal-ballard-collision/

Original Post 05/29/2016:

For those who live near the east end of NW Market Street, between 4th Ave NW & 6th Ave NW, you know how dangerous these intersections can be for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers. Cars fail to stop at the crosswalk used daily by West Woodland Elementary students, blowing right through the red light even with a crossing guard present.

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Location of today’s early morning car crash was near NW Market Street & NW 55th Street.

Neighbors have contacted SDOT asking for help, but the response has been limited. Today we are saddened to find out that an early morning crash has lead to the death of one person.

This stretch of roadway is a documented safety concern in our neighborhood. How many more crashes or injuries or deaths will it take until corrections are made?

Story Here:  http://komonews.com/news/local/1-dies-following-head-on-crash-in-seattle


2 thoughts on “Fatality following crash on NW Market Street

  1. This stretch of roadway was approved by Ballard District Council for costing and analysis as a Greenway that would have included safe crossing upgrades. The District Council Executive Board then recalled the vote, excluding this safety project, because they miscouted the votes.


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