By Caleb Hutton
A Ferndale couple on the way to a dog show in Shelton lost control of a travel trailer Thursday afternoon, Sept. 20, on Interstate 5 near Bow Hill Road.
Below, I plagiarized a media release sent out by Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary, editing only for style and clarity:
At 12:09 p.m., Washington State Patrol troopers responded to southbound Interstate 5, about a mile south of Bow Hill Road, for a rolled over travel trailer that was pulled by a full-size van.
The man and woman from Ferndale. They were southbound on I-5 and had just passed the Bow Hill truck scale when the 59-year-old woman moved over to the left for traffic entering the freeway.
Just after that, she said, the trailer began to oscillate beyond her control and the trailer flipped onto its side. She said her husband and two Great Dane dogs were on the way to Shelton for a dog show. Nobody was injured. The dogs, who were in the van, were not injured either.
Both lanes were blocked for more than a half an hour.
No drugs or alcohol involved. A decision to cite the driver has not yet been made. Both lanes are now open as of 1:24 p.m.
Photos courtesy of state patrol.