BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Both lanes of southbound I-5 north of the Sunset Drive interchange were closed due to a car versus motorcycle crash about 3:35pm on Sunday, September 18th.
Initial reports were this was an injury crash.
As of 3:45pm, Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Bellingham Fire Department personnel were on scene.
According to the EMS dispatch log service, PulsePoint, at least 1 person was transported by ambulance from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.
As of 4pm, both lanes were reopened while WSP continued their work at the scene on the right shoulder. Southbound traffic was backed up about 2 miles to the Northwest Avenue/Drive interchange.
WSP Trooper Anthony Reese told Whatcom News that a deer entered the southbound traffic lanes and was struck by vehicle. Vehicles behind that collision were braking and a motorcycle crashed into the rear of a slowing vehicle.
Reese said the motorcyclist was transported by ambulance from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries that included a broken ankle.