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Woman Injured after Driver Runs Red Light in Bellingham Crash

Updated on: 3/21/2019

A 47-year-old woman sustained serious injuries in a car accident in Bellingham Monday afternoon after a man ran a red traffic light and crashed into her vehicle.

Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young says 31-year-old Ryan Adams was driving westbound on Alabama Street and ran a red light at the intersection of Pacific Street. Adams then crashed his gold Honda Pilot into the passenger side of the woman’s Geo Tracker, causing the vehicle to roll multiple times and rest on its side against a curb.

According to a witness, the woman immediately began screaming about the man running the red light from inside her car. She was trapped inside and emergency crews had to remove a window of the vehicle to remove her. The vehicle was totaled in the accident and the woman was taken to St. Joseph Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Young says Adams was “definitely” going too fast for conditions, in addition to running the red light. A blood analysis will later determine whether Adams was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash and the incident remains under investigation.

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