• 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.

    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. 

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