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Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties comprise the Pacific Northwest Interior
Across these diverse counties, residents and visitors encounter gorgeous mountain views, extensive waterways, the beautiful Puget Sound, and the vast network of San Juan Islands.
Whatcom County, Washington, on the border with Canada, is an established college town with a growing population
The largest industries in Whatcom County include manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare. Whatcom County is the location of Western Washington University.
Island County - A unique and beautiful region composed entirely of islands
As of the 2010 census, its population was 78,506. Its county seat is Coupeville, while its largest city is Oak Harbor. Its name reflects the fact that it is composed entirely of islands. It contains two large islands, Whidbey and Camano, and seven smaller islands - Baby, Ben Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith, and Strawberry.
San Juan County - A beautiful maritime archipelago of 743 islands
San Juan County is a county located in the Salish Sea in the far northwestern corner of Washington State. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,769. Of the hundreds of islands in the county, only 60 islands are inhabited.
Skagit County - Situated between near the majestic Cascade Mountains, the fertile Skagit Valley, and the powerful Skagit River
Skagit County, with a population of 116,901, is situated in the gorgeous Skagit Valley. The county seat and largest city is Mount Vernon. The majestic Cascade Mountains stand to the east, overlooking a fertile valley boasting a variety of agricultural crops. Running through the valley is the powerful Skagit River flowing westward toward the beautiful San Juan Islands.
Snohomish County - Home of the world's largest aerospace-industry manufacturing facility
Snohomish County, with a population of 772,501, is the third-most populous county in Washington. The county seat and largest city is Everett. The county is located between the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound and the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains. Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Peninsula. Snohomish County is home to over 20,000 businesses, ranging from small family farms specializing in organic foods, to the world’s largest advanced manufacturing facility producing state-of art aerospace equipment.
The region's climate can contribute to accidents throughout the Northwest Interior
The climate is generally mild and typical of the Puget Sound region. The year-long average daily high and low temperatures are 59 and 44.1 °F. The western region of the Northwest Interior has a marine oceanic climate that is strongly influenced by the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains, and gets an average of 42 inches of rain per year.
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When someone is injured in an accident in the region, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. Find out more about accidents and what issues an injured person needs to be aware of by going to this link.
What to do after a serious injury accident in Whatcom, Island, San Juan, Skagit, or Snohomish County
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Pacific Northwest personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
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Because it is Brain Injury Awareness Month, I'm writing a series of posts about this increasingly common and studied injury. The more the medical community learns about TBI, the better public awareness of risks, symptoms, and treatment options.
Researchers attribute the uptick in traffic related accidents following the time change to a number of factors including, but not limited to; lower visibility, fatigue, and impaired judgment associated with disruption of regular sleep cycles.
Traumatic Brain Injury can devastate someone's health and functionality. Depending on the extent of the injury and what part of the brain is affected, changes can be far-reaching.
A common injury for car accident victims is TBI. And these are some of the hardest to treat, with some potentially terrible and long-lasting symptoms.
Negligent and aggressive drivers who cause these wrecks leave evidence behind, and that helps car accident lawyers fight for justice for the victims.
Factors such as whether there was a traffic camera at the intersection and whether the vehicles involved were equipped with special “black boxes” can help your car accident attorney determine the cause of an intersection crash so you can get the compensation you deserve.
An inability to stay calm after an accident can lead to more serious injuries, such as when a confused driver steps on the gas instead of the brakes or forgets to put a car in park.
Being involved in a serious automobile accident, especially if injury results, creates an overwhelming feeling of wanting to run away from the situation for many. However, this is not the right choice to make from both a legal and moral standpoint.
More cars on the roads means more traffic, and that can mean more headaches. I'm sure every driver has gotten angry at other drivers, but aggressive driving is highly dangerous.
Most recent accident reports
A woman and 5-year-old boy were seriously injured, and six others sustained minor injuries Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 92 at the intersection with 75th Street NE.
A man thought to be in his early 30's was apparently wearing headphones while he was walking along the train tracks near Roeder Avenue in Bellingham at about 4:00 p.m., as he made no reaction to an approaching train that blew its whistle sever
A Marysville man, 42, died when the vehicle he was driving exited the road near Index Sunday night. The man was traveling west on Mount Index River Road about 9:40 p.m.
Kristi Bartz and two of her friends were visiting a popular swimming area near the train tracks when they were suprised by a train. Her two friends were able to escape in time, but Bartz was not able to move out of the way in time.
A 17-year-old girl was killed Saturday when she was hit by a train near Silvana, and one of her companions barely survived. They were walking along the trestle near a swimming hole near the Stillaguamish River.
One man was killed and another man injured in a Friday afternoon SUV accident on South Skagit Highway.
At about 6:15 p.m., police received report of a pedestrian getting hit by a car at the intersection of 212th Street SW and Larch Way.
A raft containing four people flipped upside-down on some rapids in the Sultan River near Lake Chaplain shortly after 4:00 p.m.
The adults sustained injuries from the T-bone collision about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of 56th Street and Highway 9. The surviving adult was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
A vehicle was heading westbound on Highway 104 about 1:40 a.m.
At the intersection of 23rd and Rockefeller not far from Everett High School, three cars collided
At about 3:30am, a semi-truck changing from northbound I-405 to northbound I-5 rolled onto its side, resulting in its cargo, millions of bees in boxes each containing about 5000, being spilled across the freeway.
A car and semi collided on SR 539 at SR 546 (Guide Meridian at Badger Road) in Lynden, injuring three people.
A teenaged driver was killed in a head-on collision with a semi truck on Grandview Road at North Star Road in Ferndale. Dante DeLeon, 16, attempted to turn left onto Grandview from North Star Road just after 3 p.m.