• Video shows cars spinning, hitting wall in downtown Seattle

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    A man who lived near an Interstate 5 exit to Union Street said cars are often speeding and reckless when the approach Seventh Avenue – and he has years of surveilence video backing his claim.

    Video shows cars spinning, hitting the a wall on Union Street, and going up onto the curb. This also is the same place where a speeding Amazon truck hit a building in 2016.

    Reporter Graham Johnson is talking with the man who took the video, and with the Seattle Department of Transportation about his concerns.  

    SDOT data shows only few collisions there – only two in the past three years. But the neighbor says not all collisions are reported by the drivers, including several incidents he recorded.  

    The exit is also in a unique spot: The Washington State Department of Transportation maintains the interstate and ramp – meaning the State Patrol handles that road – and the City of Seattle handles Seventh Avenue and Union Street, where enforcement is done by Seattle police. 

    Graham is reaching out to city and state transportation officials and the State Patrol. He’s putting together the full story for KIRO 7 at 5 p.m. 

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