Car crashes into construction scaffolding in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE — Investigators are working to try to figure out what caused a driver to crash into scaffolding in Downtown Seattle.

It happened right on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Stewart Street Monday morning.

As people passed by, they stopped and looked at the mess.

“I have a hard time imagining how you could get yourself there, you know, backed in like that,” said Fran Geshwiler.

“Probably going to fast and swerved maybe,” said Tessa Corrigan.

A Ford SUV crashed into construction scaffolding, knocking down a fairly large section.

The debris blocked the entrance to the Downtown Seattle Association office, and left construction workers at a loss for words.

“So where did the car come from? Obviously, it must have spun around, and how fast was it going,” said Geshwiler.

KIRO 7 reached out to Seattle Police several times and asked them those exact questions but we have not heard back.

It’s unclear if anyone was hurt.

Corrigan, who lives nearby, says she’s not surprised to see something like this.

“I didn’t hear anything, but cars usually speed by here and they are on their phone or running red lights, distracted, a lot of the times it does happen at night,” said Corrigan.

Corrigan says sometimes drivers are careless and says she’s taken matters into her own hands.

“I know we have started to wear a body cam for our safety, but it can be pretty crazy over here sometimes,” said Corrigan.

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