On July 1, 2018, a three-year-old girl named Ava-May Littleboy died in a bouncy castle accident in Norfolk, U.K. Located at the Bounce About play area at Gorleston Beach in Norfolk, the inflatable castle and trampoline combination suddenly exploded and sent the girl flying 30 feet in the air before she landed on the sand. A witness described hearing a loud pop just before the little girl was launched in the air.
Despite immediate aid efforts including 20 minutes of CPR the child was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. A statement by the owner of Bounce About said that the equipment exploded “because of the heat…my condolences go out to the family after this horrific accident.”Read More
Just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) fire and aid crews were dispatched to the scene of a high-speed crash on northbound I-5 at milepost 266.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) report: high-speed crash Ferndale, WA
The car crash report indicated that a black 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-door driven by Tristen N. Florence, age 21, of Ferndale was driving northbound in the left lane north of Grandview Road when it moved into the right lane. It moved in between two motorcycles, hitting one motorcycle’s mirror before losing control and crashing onto the median. Both Florence and his passenger – 18 year old Makyla M. Carpenter, also of Ferndale – were injured in the crash. One of the vehicle’s occupants was ejected in the car crash and both were taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in critical condition. The Volkswagon was written-off as a loss and impounded by the WSP. At the time of the report, it was not known if either the driver or the passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The motorcycle rider, Kevin Vo, age 22, of Surrey, BC., was not injured and was able to drive from the scene.Read More
Peru’s Jefferson Farfan was involved in a horrific accident during training for the World Cup; the accident left the soccer player temporarily paralyzed after suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and his teammates fearing for his life. Reportedly, the player could not move his arms or legs and his eyes went white after the incident. The injury was a result of a collision with a goalkeeper in a training session leading up to the team’s final soccer game of the tournament.Read More
Aid units were called to the scene of a T-bone crash at the intersection of Slater Road and LaBounty Drive about 2:30 p.m. on June 26, 2018. As a result, a single vehicle landed in the ditch on the south side of the intersection. Traffic was re-routed to adjacent roads – Rural Avenue and Ferndale Road – for just over three hours while Washington State Patrol (WSP) conducted its investigation.Read More
While sparklers are often seen as a great way for kids to share in the fireworks fun on the 4th of July, safety experts are warning parents that once lit they heat up to 2,000 degrees Farenheit and are hot enough to burn metal, bake a cake or boil water. According to the acting chairwoman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ann Marie Buerkle, sparklers are the most common cause of firework-related injuries.Read More
Last week a public information officer for the Indiana State Police, Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, posted a twitter comment that went viral. The reason was arguably because he described pulling a driver over for one of the top complaints that drivers have against other drivers: blocking the left lane. The driver was camping in the left lane– also known as the “passing lane” – on I-65 and “…had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane”, according to Wheeles.Read More
On the morning of June 17, 2018, a white Ford Focus was involved in a rollover crash. The driver of the single-car accident was taken by Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) to the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center by ambulance.
Accident report: rollover crash on Grandview Road in Ferndale, WA
Officials who responded to the scene of the accident said that the Ford had been traveling westbound in the 3700 block of Grandview Road when it crossed the center line and left the south side of the roadway about 6:45 a.m. Upon impact the vehicle rolled, finally landing on its roof. The driver was able to climb out of the vehicle and had done so by the time Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) aid crews arrived. His injuries were not life threatening.Read More
About 5 a.m. on June 6, 2018, emergency responders were dispatched to Lummi Shore Drive, near Haxton Way, after receiving reports of a vehicle upside down and submerged in a slough. The single-vehicle accident / DUI car crash left the driver injured and the passenger dead after he was left trapped inside of the car. According to Bellingham Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett, the first person to respond to the scene was a Lummi Police officer. He found the vehicle in under water and the driver outside of the vehicle who alerted him that there was a passenger still inside. Lummi Shore Drive was closed most of the morning while Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers led their investigation.Read More
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