FERNDALE, Wash. — An occupied Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) bus crashed into a power pole in the 6000 block of Vista Drive in Ferndale about 10am on Thursday, February 9th.
Power to area neighborhoods was knocked out and wires could be seen down across the road.
Vista Drive was being closed between Thornton Street and Sunrise Street.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 Assistant Fire Chief Justin Iverson told Whatcom News they transported the driver of the bus to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center by ambulance under basic life support (BLS) protocol. The 5 passengers on the bus were able to disembark safely and non were injured.
Iverson said Vista Drive was expected to remain closed for several hours while the downed lines were cleared from the road and power restored.