A single-vehicle crash in the 3700 block of Bay Road on the afternoon of September 18, 2018 caused the vehicle to land in a ditch on Bay Road wedged between a fence and a power pole. A vehicle occupant was transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
Authorities speculated that the damage to the power pole caused a subsequent power outage.Read More
A hit and run crash at the corner of Thornton Street and Vista Drive in Ferndale, WA on September 16, 2018 left both vehicles heavily damaged and the intersection temporarily blocked. Ferndale Police stated that the at-fault driver fled after the car accident and the other driver required medical treatment by aid crews at the scene.
Ferndale hit and run crash report
The two-vehicle crash happened when a 2006 Dodge Charger – that was driving southbound on Vista Drive – crashed into a 2010 Honda Odyssey – that was driving eastbound on Thornton Street – when the Dodge failed to stop at the 4-way stop and collided with the Honda.Read More
Yes, typically a car accident settlement includes money for lost wages, medical expenses for injuries sustained in the accident and pain and suffering.
The best way to figure out what your car accident claim is worth is to speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as you are able after the accident. He or she can discuss your legal rights and negotiate with the insurance agency with no up-front cost to you.Read More
In most jurisdictions when a defendant intentionally inflicts emotional or verbal abuse on a plaintiff, the plaintiff can sue and recover damages for the emotional pain and suffering they endured as well as for physical problems caused by the abuse. The legal theory used in these cases is “intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED).” Note that only conduct that goes beyond all possible limits of decency and is seen as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized community would fall under IIED and that intentional actions are not covered by insurance; as a result, these types of cases are rare.Read More
Most car accident claims are brought by the injured party against the at-fault driver for property damage, medical care and pain and suffering. When a person’s spouse, parent or child is severely injured in a car accident the individual may suffer the loss of affection, intimacy, companionship, support and care that their immediate family member is no longer able to provide. When a family member loses these comforts as a result of a loved one’s injury or death in an accident, it is called “loss of consortium.” If the driver who caused the car accident was negligent – distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or street racing, for example – the close family member may be able to receive monetary compensation for loss of consortium. Note that most loss of consortium cases are brought by a spouse but children and parents who experience this type of loss may be able to recover damages in certain cases.Read More
A single-vehicle crash occurred this morning on Barr Road just north of Mountain View Road. Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Whatcom County Fire District 7 responded to the accident where they found an SUV in the ditch.
The WSP report stated that the vehicle had been heading south in the 5700 block of Barr Road when it crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before leaving the road, bouncing off a power pole and landing in a ditch nose down and in a rotated position. The accident caused a power outage in the area and Puget Sound Energy crews came on-site to inspect damage to the power pole.Read More
Friday, August 3 was a very busy day for Ferndale Police as they responded to five car accidents on the sunny, dry and wind-free day.
Five car accidents in Ferndale, WA:Read More
A rollover crash occurred on Blaine Road at Arnie Road in Birch Bay about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th. North Whatcom Fire & Rescue personnel and the Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to the scene.
Birch Bay rollover crash
A press memo from the WSP revealed details of the crash. Thirty-three-year-old Aaron B. Moreau of Ferndale, WA was driving a blue 1997 Honda Civic 4-door southbound on Blaine Road while a black 2004 BMW 525 4-door was driving northbound with 21-year old Sean C. Herrig of Blaine at the wheel. When the Honda crossed the centerline, it crashed into the BMW and rolled before landing on its wheels on the shoulder of the road. The BMW landed in the northbound lane. Neither driver was injured in the crash but two of Moreau’s four juvenile passengers ranging from 7 to 13-years-old were injured along with Herrig’s lone passenger, 23-year old Jaydelyn K. Roy of Fife. The two older children and Roy were transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center for care. The two children were later transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to undergo surgery.Read More
Head-on crash in Ferndale, WA caused by medical issue
The driver of a Ford Crown Victoria was heading eastbound when it collided head-on with the driver of a pickup truck towing a travel trailer in the westbound left-turn lane. One of the two drivers was taken via ambulance to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center. The Ford was towed away but the pickup truck was driven off the scene of the accident.Read More
On Sunday, July 29, 2018 at approximately 4:51 p.m., a teenaged man slipped down a steep cliff in Whatcom Falls Park and had to be pulled out by a rescue team. The fall happened near the 15-foot Middle Falls, also known as Pixie Falls. A statement by Bellingham Fire Chief Bill Newbold indicated that the man was wandering around the park off trails and fell when he got too close to the edge. Between the steep hill and some injuries sustained in the fall, the man was unable to climb out on his own.Read More