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Car/light pole collision in Ballard

On July 27th at around 3:04 a.m. a Honda Accord driven by a 27-year-old man was traveling eastbound on NW Market Street. As the driver approached NW 55th Street/4th Avenue NW where NW Market curves to southeast bound, the Honda hit the raised traffic inland at the apex of the curve, left the roadway and struck a steel light pole on the east side of NW Market Street. The Honda landed in the northwest bound lanes of NW Market approximately 30 feet southwest of the pole.

Seattle Fire Medics responded and cut the driver out of his vehicle. He was treated for his injuries on scene and then transported to Harborview Medical Center for additional care. His injuries have been described as non life-threatening.

Traffic Collision Investigation detectives responded to the scene to investigate the collision and process the collision site.

It appears that excessive speed may have been a factor in this collision.