Early morning accident on Market St.

A car slammed into a utility pole on Market St. near 3rd Ave. just after 3 a..m. overnight, and the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.

Firefighters sawed off the top of the car to extract the 27-year-old man, who was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. My Ballard reader James shot these photos of the aftermath just before 6 a.m.

For more details, Silver followed the accident in the forum here.


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great idea
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great idea

it seems like they're always sawing off the tops of cars.

if I ever want a convertible, I just need to drive into a large, stationary object and wait for SFD to arrive.

Silver
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Inefficient, but effective.

You know, of course, that they actually *cut* the tops off of cars with an amazingly sexy power tool called the “Jaws of Life.” I got to see one at the Seafood Festival. Hope that's the closest I ever get to one. ;-)

Hey – here's a fundraising idea for SFD: $10 lets you use the Jaws of Life to cut pieces off of a dead car! Way cooler than the sledgehammer I got to use at the Wallingford Wurst festival, and probably safer than darting between cars at stoplights with boots in your hands!

milo_dakkat
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milo_dakkat

Young man, 3am. Say no more.

lutefisk
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lutefisk

I heard the crash last night, and it did not sound like the driver even tried to brake before crashing into the pole.

Freddie
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Freddie

Sure sign of a drunk…..

SPG
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SPG

Since we really don't know, it could have just been asleep at the wheel after working a late shift, but drunk isn't exactly out of the question.
Either way, let's hope he's ok soon and this is just a lesson learned and not a life changing injury. Lucky nobody else was killed or hurt.

gtd
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gtd

Darwin is gonna git ya!

Corbeau
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Corbeau

Drunk or asleep at the wheel are pretty much the same thing – a selfish decision that shows you lack the responsibility to be behind the wheel.

Silver
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