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Scene of car versus tree crash on Portal Way (February 2, 2021). Photo: My Ferndale News

Police: Driver swerved to avoid deer and crashed into a tree

FERNDALE, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to Portal Way, just west of N Enterprise Road, due to a report of a car versus tree crash this morning, February 2nd.

Whatcom County Fire District 7 (WCFD7) aid crews and Ferndale Police responded about 8:30am this morning. They arrived to find a passenger vehicle off the road with substantial front-end damage after colliding with a tree.

The driver was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center according to WCFD7 Division Chief Justin Iverson.

Ferndale Police Sergeant Kevin Davis said it appeared the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road.

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