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ATV crash sends one to Harborview and another to jail

Whatcom County Fire District 14 fire and aid crews were dispatched about 8:30pm last night, June 24th, to the scene of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crash in the Maple Falls area in eastern Whatcom County.

According to a Washington State Patrol (WSP) press memo, the ATV struck a tree about 2 miles up an unimproved trail. The orange 2018 CFMoto ZForce ATV was being driven by James Michael Tabscott, age 34, of Ferndale, and Joshua L. Bell, age 31, of Maple Falls, was a passenger at the time of the crash.

Tabscott was treated for injuries and booked into the Whatcom County Jail for vehicular assault and Bell was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Neither man was wearing a helmet but they were wearing safety belts according to the WSP. WSP investigators cite driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as the cause of the crash.

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The City recently acquired a new tool - the Drone Ranger. Here's one of its maiden voyages, flying over our recent Summer of Fun event Glow in the Dark Croquet. #FerndaleParks ... See MoreSee Less

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Sweet! What kind of drone?

I think it's super awesome!

I always forget that park exists.

Is it going to be flying around all of ferndale?

Of course it's not legal to fly there, which is a problem. No fly zone!

very cool! I love drones. I need to fix mine.

Nice flying, Riley. You need a call sign...Park Ranger?

Um...shouldn't it be DARK for glow in the DARK croquet??? ...but cool toy nonetheless! 😁

I really see this purchase as a irresponsible use of taxpayer money. Also isn't Ferndale with in 5 miles of a airport?

A few weeks ago this drone was flying over main street in Ferndale, VERY low to traffic and VERY distracting! Please keep it at a more respectful height. Id hate to file a claim against City of Ferndale for causing an accident by flying "their" drone to low!

Very cool! I can think of all kinds of uses for this, to help publicize events, and make cool videos about the city!

What for? Might be a nice tool for the police department. Why was money spent on this?

Chris Hollenbeck

Did your pilot obtain a license from the FAA to operate legally?


Now we can find out who is burning garbage....

Would it be out of the question to attach guns to the drone? People need to know that Ferndale isn't messing around any longer!

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Joe Beaulaurier
Joe Beaulaurier
Beaulaurier is the founder of My Ferndale News. As a Ferndale resident, he hopes to empower the community with free access to news that matters and makes a difference in the day-to-day challenges faced while we work and live in the Ferndale area.

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