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Power knocked out in Lynden after late night injury crash

LYNDEN, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the intersection of Hannegan and Abbott Roads about 11:50pm, Thursday, May 12th, due to a report of an injury crash.

Lynden Fire Chief Mark Billmire told Whatcom News they had been previously dispatched to the area of S 1st Street and Hannegan Road about 11:25pm due to reports of lines sparking and arcing. Power was reported out in the area at the time. Billmire said Lynde Fire Department firefighters checked the area within the city limits and found nothing.

Upon arrival in the area of the intersection of Hannegan Road and Abbott Road, first responders found a sheared off power pole and a vehicle upside down against a barn building.

The rescue crew had to remove the windshield in order to extricate the driver from the vehicle. The driver was transported by a medic unit via advanced life support (ALS) protocol.

Approximate location of crash

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Deb Slater said they are investigating the crash and since this remains an active investigation, no other information will be released at this time.

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