After reports of a semi-truck with 53-foot trailer driving ‘erratically’ northbound on the I-5 about 6:20 a.m. this morning, it rolled over on its side near the Slater Road exit. The rollover accident snarled traffic for four miles for hours with the truck almost fully blocking both lanes as emergency crews responded to the scene.Read More
Car Crashes into Ditch on Lummi Island
A news release from Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo explained that their deputies and the Whatcom County Fire District 11 responders were dispatched to the scene of the single-vehicle car accident about 3:50 a.m. Twenty-eight year old Thea Bell Cabreros of Lummi Island was driving a silver 2007 Honda Accord southbound on South Nugent Road when the Honda left the road, went into a ditch and then swerved back across the road to the other side before crashing through a fence and landing on a propane tank – causing it to leak.Read More
On May 25, 2018 Fiat Chrysler announced that it was recalling 4.8 million vehicles because of an issue with the cruise control that could prevent drivers from turning it off when they needed to. Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) has only one incident on file related to the malfunctioning cruise control with no reported injuries.Read More
On May 10, 2018 about 9:40 a.m., Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of a Ferndale WA pedestrian accident. A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle at 1855 Main Street at an intersection of private roads near Excel Physical Therapy, Locker Room Fitness and Coastal Realty. The business park’s roads remained blocked by emergency vehicles for about a half-hour.Read More
Dr. Craig K. Moore of Bellingham, Washington has had his doctor’s license put on oversight for two years after the Washington State Department of Health concluded that his care of a woman who was later diagnosed with rectal cancer did not meet the standard of care. Specifically, the Department of Health records show that the doctor failed to properly address the symptoms that the woman communicated with him.Read More
A head-on collision near the U.S. / Canada border in Blaine, WA on May 13, 2018 left a Richmond B.C., woman dead. Trouble started when a car, driven by the deceased woman, went over the center line and crashed into an oncoming semi-truck.
Blaine ,WA head-on collision report
According to State Troopers, a Honda Accord was driving north on Washington State route highwaySR-543 when it crossed into oncoming traffic Sunday night, hitting the semi-truck. The 56-year old driver of the car, Tupou Dyck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses said that the truck driver, a 51-year-old person from Surrey B.C., tried to avoid hitting the Honda by veering to the right-hand side of the road but was unable to avoid the accident. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.Read More
Traffic Control Change for Main Street in Ferndale, WA Announced Following Two Injury Crashes in Recent Weeks
On May 17, 2018, officials from the City of Ferndale announced a traffic control change that will eliminate left turns to/from Main Street between the I-5 interchange and LaBounty Drive beginning the week of June 4. The change will prevent left turns into westbound traffic. The purpose of the change is to prevent more motor vehicle crashes causing injury. Over the last several years that stretch of road has seen several injury crashes, most often involving westbound drivers crossing the two eastbound lanes as they attempt to make a left turn from Main Street. At least two car crashes causing injuries have occurred in this stretch of road in the past few weeks alone; both involved westbound drivers turning left and crashing into eastbound traffic.Read More
A rollover crash in the 1700 block of Main Street, Ferndale caused a traffic jam late afternoon on March 30, 2018. Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane just as more cars entered the roadway ahead of the holiday weekend and rush hour traffic. The car accident, which happened at the driveway from Main Street to businesses south of Main Street by the former Bob’s Burgers location, involved at least three motor vehicles.Read More
In 2017, drug overdoses became the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Public health experts estimate that 2016 drug overdose deaths exceeded 59,000; the largest year over year increase ever recorded in the United States, according to data compiled by The New York Times. The increase represents an estimated 19 percent jump over 2015 opioid prescription deaths which saw 52,404 recorded drug overdose deaths.Read More
In August, 2016 the CDC estimated that 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases annually in the United States.
The FDA has warned that “Oysters can cause food-related illness if eaten raw, particularly in people with compromised immune systems. Food contaminated with noroviruses may look, smell, and taste normal.” The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released information that they are working with federal, state, and local officials to investigate a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia in May, 2018. The FDA has established that possibly contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, BC, were sold to resellers in California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington and possibly other states.Read More