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News: Driver crashes motorhome into police SUVs during Bellingham pursuit

by | Oct 28, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

WHATCOM COUNTY, WA — Bellingham Police are searching for a 37-year-old Ferndale man who crashed his motorhome into two police SUVs Friday in north Bellingham, reports KIRO 7 Seattle.

The collision occurred during an attempted traffic stop in the 4200 block of Meridian Street (State Route 539), in the city’s Cordata area. It was first reported by KIRO 7 on October 28 at 11:06 a.m.

Authorities said officers had initially spotted the man, identified as a theft suspect with multiple warrants, behind the wheel of a beige 1986 Ford motorhome. As they tried to pull the male driver over, he reversed the vehicle, crashed into a wall, and then suddenly accelerated. The motorhome collided with one police SUV head-on before ramming into a second police SUV head-on.

No officers were injured, but the suspect fled and continued driving recklessly. The motorhome was observed running multiple red lights and nearly crashing into two other police SUVs and a group of pedestrians.

Bellingham Police said officers terminated the chase shortly after, and the motorhome was last seen fleeing toward downtown.

At this time, the suspect has not been apprehended.

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