Jeep tips over in morning accident

Several people are shaken up this morning after an accident at 8th and Market.

Just before 7 a.m., a witness tells us that the red Oldsmobile and Jeep Wrangler collided, causing the Jeep to tip over. A man, woman and dog were inside. The two people in the Jeep were taken to the hospital, but they appeared to not be seriously injured. The driver of the Intrigue was not transported. 8th Ave NW was closed briefly, but is now back open. (Thanks for the email Silver!)

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RudyT
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RudyT

Anyone have any details on how the accident happened? You just don't see roll-over accidents on city streets very often.

great idea
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great idea

not unless the driver was going too fast or trying that stunt where you ride on only your two left wheels.

I used to be really good at this in high school. once I got my chevette up to about 35-38 mph, I only had to hit a nice curb with the passenger side, and up I'd go!

never rolled it though.

ABtm
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ABtm

Those Wranglers are pretty tippy. Doesn't take much to knock 'em over. Any word on the dog? I hope it's OK.

Lisa G
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Lisa G

What about the dog???

LarryB
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LarryB

I drove past there at about 7:20, just as the tow truck was getting ready to remove the Jeep.

For some unknown reason, police cars had boxed in a Metro trolleybus on Market. I suspect that this may have interfered with morning bus commutes, but I'm not sure it was related.

SPG
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SPG

You didn't see them very often before SUVs became popular, but now they are quite common. SUVs and loaded trucks can tip very easily compared to cars. A car has to get completely sideways at a very high rate of speed to roll over where an SUV can tip at less than 30mph.

RudyT
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RudyT

Yeah, I guess I am just more curious about the logistics of the wreck. Did the Olds t-bone the Jeep and tip it over?

BallardBean
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BallardBean

I saw this this morning… crazy! Just driving by as they were loading folks up into the ambulance… I hope the people are okay. Has anyone heard about that poor dog?

jwt
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jwt

I looked at comments just to confirm that people would ask about the dog.

Good to know that Ballardites live up to expectations.

Edog
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Edog

Nothing wrong with asking about a dog!

Gurple
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Well, yeah. We know what happened to the humans, and it wasn't serious. What's wrong with concern for the dog, Yo?

Zephyr
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Zephyr

What about the dog? Was it ok?

Trix
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Trix

Yo – Nothing wrong in being concerned about the dog. It's called compassion. Try it, it's fun.
So, does nobody know about the state of the dog?

CM
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CM

I keep returning to this post because I'm hoping someone will give an update about the dog! …still no word?

jules
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jules

so i know the humans were all OK, what about the dog? is it also doing OK after the accident? i sure hope so. you know, they do have seatbelts for dogs. i am just not sure how helpful they may be. just a thought……:)

daisymayrobin
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daisymayrobin

I, too, want to know about the dog! If the owners went to the hospital, where did their dog go?

TaraJ
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TaraJ

Here's the update on the accident, the humans and dog: The red car ran a red light that was a very red light and t-boned the jeep. Shortly after impact, the jeep rolled over on it's side. The female passenger was transported in an ambulance to Ballard Swedish Hospital where x-rays were taken to ensure no internal damage was suffered, x-rays came out clean, only bumps, bruises and a burn from the seatbelt (much soreness to come, I'm sure). The dog was held by a good samaritan who was at the scene of the accident during the ordeal. Male passenger did not go in ambulence so he was able accompany the ambulence to the ER to care for the dog and who is shaken up but OK. An off-duty fireman jumped into action to assist with this collision and the couple is grateful for everyone's assistance.

jules
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jules

thank you kindly for the update:)

Trix
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Trix

Phew! Thanks, TaraJ.

TaraJ
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TaraJ

It's really nice to see that there is compassion (for humans and dogs and neighbors alike) in this big city of ours! Remember that article about
Seattle N(ice) and how we are a frigid city — I just don't see it!

hi
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hi

i live right by here and i have no clue how i didn't hear all this commotion. strange. glad everyone is ok

RudyT
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RudyT

Thanks for the very complete update. Awesome that everyone is ok.

nina
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too many damn dogs in Ballard… well Seattle for that matter.

great idea
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great idea

tara's account doesn't really make much sense.
if the jeep was 't-boned' (which is an expression I really hate), how would the male in the passenger seat not suffer a serious injury? I don't see any deployed air bag.
you also make it sound as if it flipped after the accident was over.

no skid marks on the street? not much damage to the intrigue that was supposedly going fast.
anyone have the real story?

TaraJ
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TaraJ

Dear Lazy: I work with the female that was in the car that was hit so that is the source of the information I reported on. The male was the driver (the passenger side was hit). You may have a point regarding “t-boned”, the impact was on the passenger side, towards the back – that's why more serious injuries did not occur. No airbags because the jeep is pre-airbag installing days.

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