An 82-year-old auto repair building in Seattle was partially reduced to rubble following a Monday accident. According to a series of local news outlets, the accident happened in the Roosevelt neighborhood and forced the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to close the off ramp from Interstate 5 onto 73rd Street to prevent additional accidents.
Officials told reporters that a Honda Pilot crashed into a support post located in front of the building. The impact caused it to fall over, collapsing over the building. The entire front of the auto repair shop also collapsed as a result.
At the time of the accident, there were five people working inside but thankfully, nobody was injured. The auto shop owner told reporters that when he heard the collision, he thought it was a dump truck that had crashed.
The accident took place on the corner of Northeast 73rd Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.
Driver Involved In Accident That Led To Property Damage Cited For Speeding
Following the crash, officials with the Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene to find that both the driver and the passenger were not seriously injured. The driver was later cited for speeding. No other vehicles were involved.
In an interview, the auto shop owner said he is unable to work in the building as it is.
On Twitter, Seattle’s fire department shared an image of the destroyed building. Many Twitter users who replied to the tweet claimed that speed is a serious issue in the region where the accident took place.
Speeding Is On The Rise In Washington
Washington state officials have long complained that speeding became a serious problem at the height of the pandemic. As we have reported in the past, law enforcement agents have seen a great deal of incidents in the last couple of years caused by speed.
To avoid accidents, drivers must respect speed limits and stay alert.
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