The trapped driver had suffered a shattered femur and was flown to Harborview Medical Center.
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The driver of the flipped vehicle suffered a large head laceration and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
"If someone assaults an officer, for example, or commits an act of domestic violence and jumps in their car and drives away, they're free to drive away."
A WCSO deputy located the suspect vehicle near Acme as it was heading south on Valley Highway.
"The new laws will significantly affect officers’ ability to detect and prevent crime, hinder the apprehension of criminals and render our community less safe."
WCSO officials say there is no reason to believe Vasilchenko is a threat to the community.
A charge of 1st degree assault has been changed to 2nd degree murder.
A 26-year-old Bellingham man admitted to intentionally hitting the victim with his vehicle.
The suspect was facing controlled substance charges in 3 other court cases.