One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power


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Photo courtesy Dave Luxem.

A one-car accident on Sylvester Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night, April 13, sent one to the hospital, and caused a power outage in the area.

After the driver was cleared by medical personnel at a local hospital, he was booked into jail for investigation of DUI.

Sylvester Road was closed between 10th and 12th Ave SW (map below) after the crash took out power poles leaving wires down over the roadway.

Power was knocked out for several hours in the Three Tree Point area.

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3 Responses to “One-car accident on Sylvester Road sends driver to hospital, knocks out power”
  1. David Luxem says:

    Our power went out at exactly 10:00 pm and came back on around 7:00 am. 158 customers effected. If, and this is a big IF, this nemrod actually had insurance, is the insurance company on the hook for the cost of Seattle City Light’s repair, or are we, the taxpayers, expected to just suck it up?

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  2. 61yrsburien says:

    @David…that’s a very good question, I’d like to know this too!

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  3. Captain obvious says:

    I would say a simple way to find out is to contact customer service and ask http://www.seattle.gov/light/contactus/

    Most likely the driver that is in jail for suspicion of DUI will have to pay restitution. If there found guilty.

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