FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched about 7:40am today, February 16th, to the southbound lanes of I-5, north of the Portal Way interchange, due to a report of a rollover crash.
Initial reports from the scene were that all occupants of the vehicles involved were able to get out and 1 appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Justin Iverson told Whatcom News they transported 1 patient from the scene via a medic unit via advanced life support protocols (ALS) to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Kelsey Harding told Whatcom News this was a 2-car crash leaving 1 on its side in the median. 1 lane was blocked in both directions while the scene was being cleared.
All lanes were reopened by 8:45am.
Harding said their investigation indicated a vehicle merging right to left forced another to make an evasive maneuver to avoid colliding. That driver overcorrected and drove into the median and then returned to southbound lanes. Upon returning to the lanes, that vehicle crashed into a pickup that ended up on its side in the median.
Harding said a citation was forthcoming.