crash Section

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

Suspect drives stolen car into home in Gregory Heights, eludes police Wed. night

If you’re wondering what all the police activity was near Highline Medical Center Wednesday night (July 5), the King County Sheriff’s Office says that just before 9 p.m. near SW 162nd Street... [Read more]

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

Shootout, road rage crash between 2 cars injures 2 in Burien Tuesday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a shootout between two vehicles – along with what appears to be a road rage crash – injured two in Burien Tuesday morning, July 4. Police say... [Read more]

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

Car hits utility pole, knocks power out for over 4,000 customers in Burien overnight

A car crashed into a utility pole near 1st Ave South and S. 124th Street in Burien early Wednesday morning (May 3), knocking power out for over 4,000 customers. The incident happened around 3:30 a.m.,... [Read more]

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

Car vs Motorcycle accident on Ambaum injures two early Thursday evening

A serious accident between a car and motorcycle occurred on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 143rd Street in Burien around 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Two riders on the motorcycle – one male and one female,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

VIDEO: Burien driver demonstrates why you shouldn’t Text & Drive

This Distracted Driver was caught texting and driving – and weaving – on SW 172nd Street earlier this week in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood, when she did this… …and then... [Read more]

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

Driver accidentally pushes accelerator, crashes car at Huckleberry Square

If you saw a car on its roof in the parking lot of Burien’s Huckleberry Square restaurant on Saturday (April 15), the King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an 88-year old Normandy... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

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]

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

Hit and run driver crashes car into house in Burien Monday morning, runs away

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that around 4 a.m. on Monday morning (March 13), a vehicle crashed into a house near SW 136th Street and 1st Ave SW (map below). The resident told deputies... [Read more]

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

Police-involved collision blocks streets on SW 148th Street Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 11, a deputy-involved collision blocked streets near the Burien Transit Center. Police say that an officer called in an accident at about 11:30 a.m. at SW 148th Street and 4th Ave... [Read more]

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

Speeding DUI driver crashes into parked cars, tries to run away, gets caught

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an impaired driver crashed into parked cars in the 11400 block of 12th Ave SW (map below) Friday night around 10:30 p.m. Police say that an Oldsmobile... [Read more]

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

PHOTOS: City snow plow truck ends up in ditch from New Year’s snow

On Sunday morning (Jan. 1, 2017) at around 10 a.m., a City of Burien snow plow truck slid into a ditch near the intersection of SW 130th Street and 8th Ave SW (map below). Between 3-6 inches of snow... [Read more]

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

Burien woman killed by suspected drunk driver in Tukwila Thursday night

A Burien woman was killed after her truck was struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday night on the West Valley Highway in Tukwila, police said. Tukwila deputies responded to an accident report near... [Read more]

Lucky Donuts does NOT have a drive-through, despite what this driver thought

Lucky Donuts does NOT have a drive-through, despite what this driver thought

Photo courtesy Justin Moore A car crashed into Lucky Donuts, located at 140 SW 152nd Street in Burien, on Saturday morning, Nov. 5. “I saw a small white compact being towed away,” Aaron Wells... [Read more]

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Woman critically injured after crashing with bus in Burien Saturday morning

Click image to see larger version. Photo courtesy Kate Bysheim. On Saturday morning, Aug. 20 at around 7:20 a.m., Burien Police responded to an accident near SW 148th Street and 4th Ave SW (map below),... [Read more]

UPDATE: Eastbound SR 518 re-opened after ‘serious collision’ Thursday

UPDATE: Eastbound SR 518 re-opened after ‘serious collision’ Thursday

UPDATE: The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that eastbound SR 518 has re-opened near 51st Ave S. after a ‘serious collision’ blocked all lanes for a while on Thursday... [Read more]

City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

City of Burien has paid $1.75 million to settle 2013 death and injury SR 509 crash

Photo shows the extreme damage to the two vehicles on Dec. 18, 2013.  The embankment that the suspect vehicle drove down before it “exploded into the passenger side of the Eakins’ vehicle.” Photos... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: The fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and Xavier will be held all day on Wednesday, June 8 at Angelo’s of Burien, located at 601 SW 153rd Street. “Come in during regular business... [Read more]

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien announced that they will be holding a fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and his son Xavier on Wednesday, June 8. Ten percent of each check that day will be donated directly... [Read more]

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

Here’s episode #53 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new photos and video at 4:30 p.m. May 26, 2016: Photos & Videos courtesy William Rowley Photo by Shirley Holden Chartraw Silvernale The King... [Read more]

Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

The victims of Monday night’s horrific crash (read our previous coverage here), were a man named Lorenzo and his 7-year old son Xavier – both seriously injured as a result of a 15-year old girl running... [Read more]

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

Photo courtesy Kent Fire RFA A 15-year old Burien girl is under arrest – and has been booked into the Youth Services Center for Vehicular Assault – after a crash in SeaTac Monday night (May 23) that... [Read more]

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

Four people were injured in a major crash involving a truck and a sedan at the intersection of S. 136th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) in Burien Monday night, May 23. Reports are that two of... [Read more]