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One Injured in I-5 Crash

One person was injured in a single-car accident Saturday on Interstate 5, according to news reports.

The car accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. when a 26-year-old man from Blaine was driving south on Interstate 5 near Birch Bay-Lynden Road when he lost control of his vehicle, ran off the roadway and crashed into a tree, according to news reports.

The driver was injured in the collision and transported to St. Joseph hospital, where he was reportedly in satisfactory condition as of Saturday, according to news reports. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Washington State Patrol troopers said that speeding and driving under the influence are factors in the collision. Charges against the driver are pending, according to news reports.

No other people or vehicles were involved in the crash.

As a Bellingham car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this car accident especially because it is being linked to driving under the influence and speeding. I urge drivers to always practice safe driving habits to protect themselves and other drivers. I hope this man can experience a full and speedy recovery from his injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by drinking and driving, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellingham.