Complete Bellingham, WA accident reports and news.

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Sun, 05/25/2014

A large pickup truck sped out of control in downtown Bellingham early Monday, killing one pedestrian and injuring three others as bars were closing, police said.

The truck, driven by 27-year-old Dustin F. Brown, veered onto a sidewalk before 2 a.m. and hit three pedestrians, according to a Bellingham police news release. The three were believed to be in stable condition at a local hospital, the statement said.

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Wed, 04/16/2014

A portion of Lakeway Drive was closed early Thursday morning, April 17, after a woman crashed her SUV into a power pole, according to the Bellingham Police Department.

Police believe Tawny Lesha Julius, 22, was intoxicated when she crashed her 2002 Cadillac Escalade into a power pole near Lisa Lane just before 2 a.m., causing the pole to buckle and collapse onto her car, police spokesman Bob Vander Yacht said.

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Mon, 04/07/2014

A police dog sniffed out a felon suspected of causing a T-bone hit-and-run crash that injured two people Tuesday morning, April 8, near St. Joseph hospital, police said.

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Tue, 04/01/2014

Two people were injured Wednesday morning, April 2, when two cars collided on Mount Baker Highway at Britton Road.

A westbound 1994 Honda Accord was turning left onto Britton Road at about 11:05 a.m. when it was struck by an eastbound 1998 Ford Escort, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The force of the crash shoved the Honda into a North Whatcom Fire and Rescue SUV that was stopped in the turn lane on Britton.

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Wed, 03/12/2014

A Bellingham man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular assault after a passenger in his car was injured in a suspected drunk driving crash early Thursday, March 13, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Aaron C. Loffler, 35, was driving his 2004 Volkswagen Jetta west on Alderwood Avenue at about 2:15 a.m., when he drove off the road and struck a power pole near Marine Drive. The car came to rest in a ditch, and Loffler ran from the scene.

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Thu, 02/27/2014

A car crashed into the south entrance of the U.S. post office on Prospect Street at about 11 a.m. Feb. 28, according to several witness reports.

As of 3 p.m., the post office was open and serving people through the north entrance.

The post office is undergoing an inspection following the crash, which dislodged several exterior bricks, broke glass and warped the doorframe, to make sure the building is still safe.

There is no word on how long the inspection would take or when the results will be released.

Date: 
Wed, 02/26/2014

A 57-year-old man faces charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence after a rollover crash Thursday night, Feb. 27, on Roeder Avenue.

Witnesses told police the Ford Ranger driven by Thomas Peter Tom had been speeding at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone around 9:40 p.m. on Roeder, near the intersection with Coho Way.

The truck, which had a canopy in the back, couldn't navigate through the S-curve at that speed and flipped, said a Bellingham Police Lt. The truck may have rolled more than once before landing on its side.

Date: 
Mon, 02/10/2014

A helicopter airlifted a 23-year-old man to St. Joseph hospital Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, when a Jeep tumbled about 200 feet over an embankment near the Mt. Baker Ski Area.

The driver, Taylor Armstrong, 23, over-corrected the Jeep at a left curve in the road, about a mile from the nearest lodge, while coming down from the mountain around 3:35 p.m., Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said. The vehicle rolled off the road for 200 feet until it struck a tree on its passenger side.

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Thu, 02/06/2014

A sudden snowfall just before dawn Friday, Feb. 7 has created hazardous driving conditions and put school buses on snow routes in the Bellingham and Lummi Nation school districts.

Western Washington University remains open, but has issued a snow and ice warning and has urged students to take appropriate precautions before trying to walk or drive to school.

The city has urged drivers to take extra precautions in the wake of the recent snowfall, but crashes are already more frequent.

Date: 
Sat, 01/04/2014

One person was killed when their car caught on fire after striking another vehicle on a residential stretch of Barkley Boulevard Sunday morning, Jan. 5, according to police.

It appeared one vehicle was headed down the hill on Barkley Boulevard around 9:55 a.m. when it slid on the icy road, crossed the centerline near Brandywine Way and hit another car headed up the hill, a Bellingham Police Sgt. said.

The downhill car caught on fire, and witnesses were unable to help the driver out of the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, police said.

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