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Details released in yesterday’s injury hit-and-run crash in Blaine

Blaine Police Department patrol vehicle blocks a lane near the scene of crash on Blaine Road (March 7, 2023). Photo courtesy of Blaine Police Department.

BLAINE, Wash. — Washington State Patrol released a press memo late yesterday detailing their investigation into a crash on Blaine Road near Drayton Harbor Road that sent 2 to the hospital and involves a motorcyclist who reportedly fled.

The crash was reported about 5:30pm on Tuesday, March 7th. According to the press memo, a motorcycle and a gray 2007 Mazda 6 were southbound on Blaine Road south of Drayton Harbor Road when the motorcycle attempt to pass the Mazda. This caused the Mazda driver to “overcorrect to the right shoulder” and “struck two concrete barriers.” The driver was ejected from the vehicle and it came to rest on the right shoulder.

Approximate location of the crash

The driver, a 33-year-old Blaine woman, was determined to not have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Her 13-year-old passenger was wearing a seatbelt. Both were transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph’s Medical Center by North Whatcom Fire & Rescue personnel.

The motorcyclist fled the scene.

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The road was closed in both directions while first responders took care of the injured and then while the scene was being investigated. According to Blaine Police, the road was reopened by 9:20pm.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation and it is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

Anyone who saw the incident or has pertinent information which may aid in this investigation is encouraged to email WSP Detective Dan Comnick at

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