ambaum Section

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

Head-on collision near SW 128th and Ambaum kills man Saturday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Saturday morning, March 25, a fatal accident occurred near SW 128th Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below). Police say that at around 9:15... [Read more]

Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

Fundraiser set up for Wilmer Donis, hit by car on Ambaum Jan. 24

As we previously reported, just before 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a man named Wilmer Donis was struck – and severely injured – by a vehicle in the 13800 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien. Wilmer... [Read more]

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

Pennsylvania man charged with homicide after fatal car crash on Ambaum Nov. 21

A makeshift memorial marks the spot where Peter Vandervelde was killed by a DUI driver in Burien on Nov. 21. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A Pittsburg man has been charged with vehicular homicide... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘So Where Have the Ambaum Trees Gone, Again?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘So Where Have the Ambaum Trees Gone, Again?’

Have you noticed that a number of the trees along Ambaum Blvd. have been taken down again? For a city project that generated a great deal of citizen complaint and anxiety and in part resulted in the firing... [Read more]

UPDATE: Ambaum Paving To Resume Monday; Be Completed ‘By End Of June’

UPDATE: Ambaum Paving To Resume Monday; Be Completed ‘By End Of June’

The City of Burien says on its website that the contractor doing the paving work on Ambaum Blvd. SW “hopes to resume paving on Monday, June 13, continuing throughout the week.” “Intermittent... [Read more]

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

PHOTO: Asphalt Paving Begins On Ambaum. What A Flippin’ Difference!

Asphalt paving has finally flippin’ begun on Ambaum Blvd. SW, with the first layers added to a section between SW 126th and SW 112th on Monday and Tuesday this week (May 9 & 10)…

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

Noisy Nighttime Road Work To Continue On Ambaum Through Next Week

The City of Burien wants to remind residents and businesses along Ambaum Blvd SW that they can expect to continue to be disrupted through next week as noisy grinding and repair work continues – with... [Read more]

Burien Power Outage Scheduled To End Around 4pm

Burien Power Outage Scheduled To End Around 4pm

If you live in the Burien area around SW 128th to SW 130th between Ambaum Blvd. and Puget Sound, you probably aren’t able to read this story since your power has been out since 9:07am this morning (Wed., April 29th).

The power outage started at 9:07am and is scheduled to last for 7 hours, ending at approximately 4:07pm…

BREAKING: Three-Vehicle Injury Accident Blocks Ambaum

BREAKING: Three-Vehicle Injury Accident Blocks Ambaum

Photos and Story by Gina Bourdage

About 4:30pm Tuesday, a three vehicle injury accident occurred on the corner of Ambaum Boulevard and SW 130th Street blocking all through traffic.

Involved was a early 2000’s white pickup truck, a professional roofing truck (Diamond Roofing) and a newer black sedan.

Burien police were on the scene to detour traffic. The fire department was called in to clean up chemicals leaking from both the pickup and the professional roofing vehicle.

Police said they will investigate the cause of the collision and that one man (the driver of the white pickup) was taken to the hospital for injuries.

The cause appears to be high rate of speed and a illegal turn, however officials were not able to confirm.


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Drive-By Shooting Injures One In Burien

Drive-By Shooting Injures One In Burien

An apparent gang-related drive-by shooting in Burien left one man injured Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:15pm in the 13600 block of Ambaum Blvd. SW. Medics treated one victim on the scene,... [Read more]

Navos Building 15 Affordable Housing Units On SW 136th

Navos Building 15 Affordable Housing Units On SW 136th

A couple of weeks ago, we received this email inquiry from a BTB Reader: There is a lot of dirt piling up at the old senior center by the corner of 136th and Ambaum, by the Arco quick mart station there.... [Read more]

Shooting Seriously Injures Two Thursday Night

Shooting Seriously Injures Two Thursday Night

Two men were seriously injured after being shot in the parking lot of Forest View Apartments Thursday night around 8:40pm. According to King County Sgt. John Urquhart, three men were standing in the parking... [Read more]

Rollover Accident On Ambaum Traps Driver

Rollover Accident On Ambaum Traps Driver

BURIEN – The driver of a truck lost control, crashed and was trapped until being freed near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. and 117th around 1 am this morning. The truck lost control on Ambaum,... [Read more]