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Crash blocked Main Street in Ferndale Thursday morning

Skid marks are visible leading to a point of impact on a concrete wall beneath a BNSF Railway overpass (February 10, 2022). Photo courtesy of Rhonda Oxford

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the 1900 block of Main Street, under a BNSF overpass, due to a possible injury crash about 6:30am this morning, Thursday, February 10th.

Initial reports from the scene via unconfirmed radio transmissions were that Main Street was blocked and a pickup truck and a passenger vehicle with heavy front-end damage were involved.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said any injuries were able to be dealt with at the scene.

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Looking eastbound in the 1900 block of Main Street (January 29, 2016). Photo: Whatcom News

Ferndale Police spokesperson Riley Sweeney said the 2 vehicles were traveling westbound in the 1900 block of Main Street, 1 in the primary through lane and the other in a right-turn only lane. The vehicle in the right-turn only lane collided with the vehicle in the primary lane when attempting to merge.

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According to witnesses at the scene after the crash, the vehicle in the primary lane ended up with significant front-end damage after crashing into a vertical wall under the BNSF Railway overpass.

As of the publication of this story, no charges or citations had been issued and the crash remained under investigation.

One Comment

  1. Edgar Smith February 10, 2022

    As a pedestrian who has survived three and a half somersaults (per witnesses) over a speeding car in the mid-1980’s elsewhere, I have NEVER felt comfortable walking on that particular stretch of sidewalk between vehicular traffic and the concrete wall under the BNSF tracks for precisely this reason.
    At first glance, this article appears to tell a single story of two vehicles trading paint on a public roadway (that is well-marked to help prevent such a collision). However, for people that walk this stretch of sidewalk (with skid marks leading up to the wall), it really tells two different stories– one that happened, and an uglier one that didn’t.

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