Aid called after car hits rock wall near FHS parking lot

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Car that had crashed into a rock wall at Ferndale High School (June 14, 2017). Photo: Discover Ferndale
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Police and aid units responded to a call yesterday at 5pm about a car reported to have crashed into a rock wall on the Ferndale High School campus.

Upon arriving they found a Toyota Camry on a sidewalk in the underclass parking lot next to the tennis courts with its airbags deployed. The car sustained extensive damage to the front-right corner and wheel. The rock wall did not appear to have sustained any damage. there was a trail of debris from the vehicle strewn behind it on the sidewalk.

According to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Division Chief Ben Boyko, one person was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Ferndale Police Lieutenant Bill Hatchett said a female in her 60s was driving the Toyota and failed to successfully negotiate a turn and could not give an explanation as to why.

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Hatchett explained school grounds are private property so police would only issue citations in such cases when there is evidence of a civil infraction in a public right of way or a criminal driving offense. As such, no civil infractions or criminal citations were issued.


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