High-Speed Accident Sends Car Flying Into Tree Monday Night; Closes Ambaum

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A high-speed, one-car accident sent a car flying into a tree and closed the s-curve of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien near Salmon Creek Monday night.

BTB Reporter Gina Bourdage, who was on scene shortly after the crash, reports that a red Dodge sedan traveling at high speeds struck a jersey barrier on the west side of Ambaum near SW 118th. According to police, the car then flew “Dukes of Hazzard”-style up in the air, high enough (initial reports are 20-25 feet) to clear a speed limit sign. After flying for 80-100 feet, the car struck a tree and landed, leaving its hood stuck in the tree.

A male and female passenger were taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Their identities and condition is not known at this time.

Police have shut down Ambaum Blvd. SW between SW 128th and SW 116th for at least three more hours, until at least midnight.

The cause of the crash is not known, and investigators were still on the scene at 10pm Monday.

Here are photos shot at the scene by Jack Tucci:

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4 Responses to “High-Speed Accident Sends Car Flying Into Tree Monday Night; Closes Ambaum”
  1. maellen says:

    i drove by this accident on my way home from work last night and got scared because it looked so bad and then i saw the white van that said “coroners” on the side and automatically felt bad for the people and their families. i hope everyone is okay

    • Gina B says:

      The officer at the scene reported that both the male and female in the car were taken, via ambulance, which we saw leaving the scene, to Harborview and there had been no fatalities.

      • bart says:

        People have to realize that a car is a weapon at high speeds and I feel bad for the car’s occupants, however be thankful It didn’t get launched into someones house!!

  2. Just one more reason to enforce our speed limits! Was it not just a week or so ago that a high speed hit and run occurred on 172nd? It’s getting worse (speeding) and someone will be killed if the traffic continues to move at speeds far in excess of the limits.

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