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Updated: Crash temporarily closes Hannegan Road (Aug. 31)

Scene of head-on crash on Hannegan Road (August 31, 2023). Photo courtesy of NWFR

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the intersection of Hannegan Road and E Axton Road about 8:45am on Thursday, August 31st, due to reports of a head on crash.

Officials with Whatcom County Public Works announced about 9 :45am that Hannegan Road had been closed between E Axton Road and E Smith Road as a result of the crash and subsequent response.

According to the PulsePoint EMS dispatch log reporting system, at least 1 patient was transported from the crash scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center by a medic unit.

North Whatcom Fire and Rescue (NWFR) Division Chief Shaun Ward told Whatcom News they were assisted by Whatcom County Fire District 7 and Bellingham Fire Department personnel.

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The driver of 1 of the 2 vehicles involved was extricated by NWFR and Medic 6 personnel. They were then transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver of the other vehicle was evaluated by personnel from BFD and transported with non-life-threatening injuries by ambulance.

The scene was turned over to WSP who started an investigation of the incident.

Early speculation was that one of the drivers had a medical emergency prior to the crash.

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