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Updated: Serious injury crash on Lummi Shore Road sends 2 County workers to the hospital

Scene of a car vs pedestrians crash on Lummi Shore Road (July 20, 2021). Photo courtesy of WSP

LUMMI PENINSULA, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to a report of a serious injury crash in the 3000 block of Lummi Shore Road about 2:15pm today, July 20th.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) issued a press memo this evening that said a 2017 Toyota Highlander was southbound when it went over the center line and struck the guardrail.

According to WSP Trooper Rocky Oliphant, a Whatcom County road crew was working outside of their parked northbound 2014 Dodge Ram pickup when the Toyota continued 250-feet after hitting the guardrail, struck 2 workers and then crashed head-on into the parked vehicle.

Oliphant said the 2 pedestrians were transported to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center by ambulance with serious injuries.

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According to the press memo, in addition to the 28-year-old driver, there were 2 juveniles, ages 5 and 10, riding in the Toyota at the time of the crash. Everyone in the Toyota was treated for minor injuries and released at the scene according to Oliphant.

WSP identified the driver of the vehicle that struck the workers and their vehicle as Lio T Redfox of Bellingham. Oliphant said he was cited for driving under the influence.

Both vehicles were determined to be a total loss and towed from the scene.

This story was updated at 4:20pm with information provided by WSP and at 8pm with information from the WSP press memo.

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