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UPDATED: Crash on Brown Road sends 1 to the hospital

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.

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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

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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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