"Trudi and I join all Washingtonians in extending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the four people who died in this afternoon's tragic accident in South Lake Union in Seattle. We are hoping for a full and speedy recovery for those who are injured. I thank the first responders on the scene.
"I urge everyone to stay clear of the accident scene and allow investigators and emergency personnel to do their work. Detours may be in place in the general area through tomorrow."