Whatcom Officials Report Two Accidents Near The Same Intersection

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2 Cars in Auto Accident – Bernard Law Group

On Wednesday, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office reported that a head-on collision happened near the same intersection where a school bus accident took place a day earlier. After a review of the same intersection over the years, officials reported that the area sees an average of two accidents each year and that, in half of the cases, collisions do not result in any injuries. Unfortunately, the crash on Wednesday sent both drivers to the hospital.

No Children Were Injured In School Bus Accident

On Tuesday, a van that allegedly ran a stop sign on Central Road T-boned a school bus traveling north on Everson Goshen Road. The seven children on board did not suffer any injuries, officials said, as they were all wearing their seatbelts.

The following day, a smaller box truck and a Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed shortly before 7:30 a.m. near Central and Everson Goshen Roads.

The impact sent the F-150 pickup to a ditch about 10 feet off the roadway. The box truck driver was trapped in the vehicle until emergency personnel could remove him safely. 

Both drivers were rushed to the hospital. Officials reported that one was in critical condition while the second driver was in serious condition. 

The head-on accident blocked Everson Goshen Road for about an hour.

Drivers Must Respect Traffic Rules To Avoid Accidents

While officials are still investigating these accidents, reporters explained that vehicles heading east and west on Central Road must stop at the intersection, where they are met with stop signs. However, vehicles heading north and south on Everson Goshen Road can travel up to 50 mph and do not have stop signs to stop for. 

To avoid accidents, drivers traveling on Central and Everson Goshen Roads must pay attention to local rules by keeping an eye on traffic signs. Ignoring these signs will expose them to accident risks, as well as other drivers. 

As personal injury attorneys, we urge Washington drivers to keep in mind that ignoring road rules will lead to collisions. We also hope that the two drivers involved in the Wednesday accident are recovering fully and quickly.

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