February 21, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Crash closes Seattle’s Aurora Bridge in both directions
UPDATE 5:50 a.m.: Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, all lanes of the Aurora Bridge were reopened to traffic.
A three-vehicle crash that critically injured one man has closed traffic in both directions on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
The crash was first reported around 6:30 p.m. just north of the bridge at the intersection of Aurora Avenue North and Bridge Way North. Seattle Fire says the critically injured victim had to be cut out of the pickup he was driving and was then taken to Harborview Medical Center. Two other drivers involved in the crash were uninjured.
The Seattle Police Department said the crash involved a white box truck, a Honda Pilot and a purple, Ford pickup. The accident looks like a head-on collision, according to Marie Haggberg, who could see the crash scene while waiting on a bus that needed to be re-routed.
King County Metro says routes 5,16,26,28, and 358 are being re-directed due to the collision.
As of 11 p.m., the bridge was still closed and there was no estimate for when it would re-open.
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