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UPDATED: Injury rollover crash closes Northwest Drive during evening commute

Scene of a 2-car crash on Northwest Drive (June 23, 2022). Photo: Whatcom News

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle rollover crash south of the intersection of W Smith Road and Northwest Drive about 4:45pm today, Thursday, June 23rd.

Approximate location of the crash

Initial reports from law enforcement personnel at the scene were that Northwest Drive was closed in both directions.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko said they arrived to find 2 vehicles with substantial damage, including 1 that was reported to have rolled 2-3 times.

Boyko said medical crews transported 4 patients from the car that rolled by ambulance to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was treated and released at the scene. Boyko said he expected a family member would take the driver to the hospital as a precaution.

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office deputies were on scene investigating the crash and had Northwest Drive closed in both directions.


  1. John June 23, 2022

    A lot of bad drivers out there

  2. checkermarx June 23, 2022

    Thanks once again for county coverage, Joe.
    People seem to be distracted drivers when the weather changes–especially when it turns sunny out.

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