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First responders were dispatched to the intersection of 1st Avenue Main Street for a report of car-versus-pedestrian incident about 4:30pm today, March 4th.
According to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko, they treated 2 patients at the scene. An adult female and a child were evaluated and released at the scene.
Ferndale Police Sergeant Travis Card said in an email the responding officer determined a Chevrolet Venture had been stopped northbound on 1st Avenue at the stop sign waiting to make a right-turn onto Main Street heading eastbound. While the driver was looking west waiting for traffic to clear, the woman and her young child began to cross 1st Avenue from the east in the marked crosswalk. When traffic cleared, the driver of the vehicle began to make his turn and failed to see the woman and her child in the crosswalk. The front bumper of the vehicle struck the woman and caused her to fall, which possibly caused the child to fall as well.
Card said the woman was treated at the scene for what appeared to be minor injuries and the child appeared to be uninjured. The driver was listed as being at fault for failing to yield to the pedestrians and was given a verbal warning.