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.
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.