Officer Involved In Car Accident In Southwest Seattle

Details are still coming in but one officer has apparently been injured in a car accident in West Seattle. The officer radioed for assistance moments ago on Delridge Way SW and SW Holden Street.

It sounds like the accident was fairly serious as the airbags in his vehicle apparently deployed during the crash.

We don’t have any word yet on whether another vehicle was involved.

Police are shutting down traffic in the area.

According to city records, the officer has been with the department for 17 years.

UPDATE: According to police, the officer’s injuries are “minor.”

More info after the jump.


SPD has released a statement on the incident:

On March 4th at approximately 5:38 p.m. an on-duty officer in a marked police car was involved in a collision with another driver near the intersection of Delridge Way SW and SW Holden Street.  There were two occupants in the other involved car (driver and passenger).  The officer was the only occupant of his patrol car. 

All involved parties were transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate. 

Delridge Way SW has been shut down north and south of the intersection and Metro buses have been re-routed.