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.
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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
A two-car, head-on crash near Bellingham’s Lake Padden on the evening of Monday, July 23rd sent both drivers to St. Joseph’s Hospital with injuries. The causes of the accident have been ruled alcohol and reckless driving; and led to a charge of vehicular assault.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) head-on crash report
At 7:58 p.m. on July 23, 2018, 19-year old Selena L. Pool of Bellingham, WA tried to turn left onto southbound Samish Way in her white 1999 Volkswagen Jetta. Her car crashed head-on into a red 2000 Ford Ranger driven by 60-year old David E. Evans, which was heading northbound on Samish Way at the time.Read More
On June 10, 2015 two Windward High School students were killed and two were seriously injured in a Smith Road pedestrian accident. The car, driven by William Klein, jumped the curb and crashed into a group of students. Gabriel Anderson and Shane Ormiston were killed as a result of the crash and Kole Randall and Andy Brewster were seriously injured.
Klein hit the students near Graveline Road, about 1,000 feet from the school campus as the class was walking back to the school.Read More
With temperatures hitting the high 80s this week, Whatcom County is experiencing its annual summer heat wave. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people lose their lives every year during extended periods of stale heat and humidity; an average of more than 600 per year. Humid conditions are especially dangerous because they prevent the body from cooling naturally through sweat. Older people living in hot apartments without air-conditioning, young children and people with chronic medical conditions are at the highest risk for heat stroke.Read More
About 3 a.m. on July 15, 2018, rescue crews were called to the scene of a structure fire in the 4300 block of Decatur Drive in Sandy Point Heights, Ferndale, WA. Fire, rescue and aid crews discovered that an overheated bathroom fan had caught fire. It burnt the ceiling before dropping to the floor and burning parts of the floor.Read More
On July 31, 2018 about 5:40 p.m., a Ferndale, WA man riding a motorcycle crashed into an SUV; the motorcycle accident was caused by high-speed.
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An 18-year old Blaine woman died in a suspected DUI crash on the Mount Baker Highway just after midnight on Wednesday, July 4. A report by the State Patrol details that a car driven by 20-year-old Christopher A. Lundquistgust of Custer hit a guardrail near Marshall Hill Road east of Deming, causing it to spin around and hit another guardrail before rolling over. State troopers report that Lundquistgust was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash and charges were expected.Read More