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Crash on I-5 sends 1 to the hospital

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched about 6:45pm on Thursday, November 3rd, to the northbound lanes of I-5 north of the Slater Road interchange due to reports of a multi-vehicle crash with possible injuries.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Kelsey Harding told Whatcom News it was a 2-car crash involving a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser SUV and a 2009 Ford Econoline van.

Harding said troopers at the scene determined the Ford and the Toyota were northbound in the left lane when the Toyota moved to the right lane and attempted to pass the Ford. The Toyota lost control and crossed back into the left lane, striking the right front of the Ford. The Toyota then rotated around the Ford, left the roadway and rolled in the median.

Harding said the driver of the Toyota was transported from the scene. According to the EMS dispatch log service, PulsePoint, at least 1 person was transported by a medic unit from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center. Medic units are typically used when advanced life support (ALS) protocols are needed during transport, indicating the patient may have potentially serious injuries.

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The drivers were the only occupants in the vehicles.

No information regarding possible charges were available.

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