By Caleb Hutton
A 94-year-old woman suffered a “sore forehead” in a crash near the Samish Way on-ramp Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 15.
Harriet Dixon was driving a 2000 Buick Century northbound on Samish Way about 3:25 p.m., when she started a left turn onto Lincoln Street at the stoplight. She didn’t yield to an oncoming 2002 Volkswagen Passat, and the two cars crashed “pretty much head on,” said Bellingham Police Sgt. Shawn Aiumu.
The Passat driver, 19, and a 20-year-old passenger were unhurt.
Dixon, who suffered a head injury, was ticketed. Nobody else was in her car. The police report didn’t note if she was taken to the hospital as a precaution; regardless, her injuries weren’t life-threatening. Bellingham Fire Department spokespeople haven’t responded to a message I left about an hour before this post.
(And on kind of a lighter note, callers originally reported the woman appeared to be about 80 years old. Turned out she was born in June 1918. “Must look good for a 94-year-old,” Aiumu said.)
Update at 4 p.m. Got a call back from the Bellingham Fire Department. Dixon wasn’t taken to the hospital.