Two Blaine residents were sent to the hospital after a car heading southbound on Blaine Road struck two concrete barriers around 5:30 p.m. March 7. According to a Washington State Patrol (WSP) press memo, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and a motorcyclist involved in the crash fled the scene.
A 2007 Mazda was headed southbound on Blaine Road near the intersection of Drayton Harbor Road when a motorcycle attempted to pass the Mazda. According to WSP, this caused the Mazda driver to overcorrect to the right shoulder. The vehicle then struck two concrete barriers, and the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, which came to rest on the right shoulder.
The driver, a 33-year-old Blaine woman, and her 13-year-old passenger, who was wearing a seatbelt, were transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham for serious injuries.
PeaceHealth spokesperson Beverly Mayhew said the driver was in critical condition as of March 8. The passenger’s condition was unable to be released because she is a minor.
Both directions of Blaine Road at the intersection of Hall Road were blocked while emergency crews were on scene. Washington State Department of Transportation announced around 9:45 p.m. that the roads reopened.
The WSP report says the cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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