Brown Road between Portal Way and Vista Drive was closed to traffic for almost an hour while first responders worked to extricate an injured patient from a car at a crash scene.
Law enforcement and aid units were dispatched to the scene of the crash at the intersection of Brown and Malloy Roads about 10:10pm tonight, November 30th.
As of 11pm, one lane of Brown Road was open as the investigation into the crash was being carried out.
Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) Division Chief Ben Boyko said one patient was transported from the scene by ambulance in serious condition to PeaceHealth St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham after they had been extricated from the wreckage by WCFD7 crews.
Boyko said they had to cut the roof off and push the dashboard out of the way in order to get the patient out of the vehicle. “It was a lengthy process,” he said.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol (WSP), Danielle M Markey, age 35, of Marysville, was driving a green 2005 Mazda B2300 pickup northbound on Malloy Road and failed to stop at the stop sign at Brown Road. The Mazda struck a tree and came to rest in the ditch on the north side of Brown Road.
Markey was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle according to WSP. Harborview spokesperson Susan Gregg said Saturday morning, December 1st, Markey was transported from Bellingham via Airlift NW and is in satisfactory condition and scheduled for surgery.
Driving under the influence was cited as the cause of the crash.
This story was updated Dec. 1 at 7:30am with information from the Washington State Patrol and at 8:45am with information from Harborview Medical Center