Driving by the scene of a Friday car accident, near the intersection of Snoqualmie Parkway and Jacobia Street, it’s clear something serious occurred in the Aster Creek neighborhood. The pedestrian fence that protects residents from an embankment on Jacobia Street sits heavily damaged – and a tree that once stood is gone.
Snoqualmie resident Megan Roberts said she came upon the accident scene just seconds after it happened, February 20, 2015, and saw a minivan spun around and up on the sidewalk, wedged between the fence and street tree, with the vehicles’ rear end partially hanging over the embankment.
Megan said it a pretty scary scene and appeared the fence likely saved the van and driver from ending up down the embankment.
The Snoqualmie Police and Fire Department responded to the accident and helped free the car.
SFD Chief Marck Correira said via email that the fence did keep vehicle from heading over the retaining wall on Jacobia Street. He explained the tree was cut down to remove the minivan and because it was damaged by the minivan.
Luckily, Chief Correira said no vehicle occupants had to be transported from the scene to area hospitals.
Megan Roberts, who helped at the accident scene, commented that it appeared the minivan collided with another vehicle near the intersection, which sent it up onto the sidewalk and into the fence, spinning as it became wedged by the tree.
Approximately 20-30 feet of fence was damaged during the accident. Snoqualmie Police are expected to comment soon regarding the exact cause of the collision.