Single-Vehicle Crash on Brown Road, Ferndale, WA Injures Driver
About 10:10 p.m. on November 30, a single-vehicle crash happened in Ferndale, WA near the intersection of Brown and Malloy Roads. Law enforcement and aid units were called to the scene of the car accident. By 11 p.m. one lane of Brown Road was open while the crash investigation was being handled.
Single-vehicle crash on Brown Road sends driver to hospital
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) press memo stated that 35-year old Danielle M. Markey of Marysville was driving a 2005 green Mazda B2300 pickup northbound on Malloy Road when she failed to stop at the stop sign at Brown Road. The Mazda then hit a tree, landing in the ditch on the north side of Brown Road.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) had to extricate Markey from the wrecked vehicle by cutting the roof off and pushing the dashboard out of the way. She was then transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham in serious condition. From there Markey was transported via Airlift NW to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Saturday morning, December 1. She was listed in satisfactory condition and scheduled for surgery.
Driving under the influence was cited as the cause of the car crash.
What is a single-vehicle crash?
A single-car crash has occurred when only one vehicle is involved in an accident. About 90 percent of all single-vehicle accidents are classified as a runoff-road (ROR) crash. A ROR accident is when a vehicle leaves the roadway and moves onto the shoulder, median, roadside or parking lane, etc. and then crashes into an unmoving object like a tree, pole, wall or fire hydrant. In some cases, a pedestrian is hit.
In a single-car accident, property damage and personal injuries are the typical outcome. Perhaps surprisingly, single-car collisions carry a higher fatality rate then head-on or side-impact collisions. About 70 percent of fatal single-vehicle crashes are ROR crashes.
Driving under the influence risk factor for single-vehicle accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration (NHTSA), among drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .01 grams per deciliter or higher, 86.5 percent were involved in ROR crashes in the years 1991 to 2007. By comparison, only 58.3 percent of sober drivers were involved in ROR crashes in the same time period.
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