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Injury crash at W Smith Road and Pacific Highway

WCFD7 firefighters work to extricate a driver at the scene of a 2-vehicle crash at Pacific Highway and W Smith Road (August 16, 2019). Photo courtesy of WCFD7

FERNDALE, Wash. — 1 person was transported to a Bellingham hospital this morning after a 2-vehicle crash at the intersection of W Smith Road and Pacific Highway.

First responders were dispatched to the intersection about 9:30am this morning, August 16th, where a full-size pickup truck and a passenger car had collided.

Ferndale Police Sergeant Kevin Davis said a Toyota sedan was in the process of turning onto W Smith Road from southbound Barrett Road when it was struck in the driver’s door by a westbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 personnel had to remove the driver’s door from the Toyota in order to extricate the driver who was transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries according to Fire Chief Larry Hoffman. The Chevrolet driver refused aid at the scene.

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There were no citations or infractions written to either driver according to Davis but police requested that the Toyota driver be required to re-test with Department of Licensing.

The Toyota was hauled from the scene while the pickup truck was able to be towed from the scene by another pickup.

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  1. Susan Summers August 17, 2019

    I think that it’s time to put a four way stop sign at that intersection. Way too many accidents there. I just hope that no one gets killed before they do .

  2. Marv Waschke August 19, 2019

    I’ve had to brake hard for traffic entering Smith from the north off Labounty and Barrett twice in the last two days. The worst was a driver who barrelled on through without slowing down, let alone stopping. I would prefer traffic circles to 4-way stops. I suspect that part of the reason for these incidents is that many times during the day, there is no traffic and a stop seems superfluous. I think the traffic circles on Slater handle similar traffic well.

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