A teenage driver ran a stop sign and slammed into a tree late Saturday, Oct. 22, injuring herself and four passengers, the Washington State Patrol said.
Samantha P. Bob, 17, of Bellingham was southbound on Chief Martin Road about 11:30 p.m. in a silver two-door 2007 Toyota Solara when she missed the stop sign at the T intersection with Cagey Road and slammed into a tree, according to the state patrol’s incident report.
No charges have been filed pending an investigation, but “speed and DUI” were listed in the state patrol report as the cause of the wreck.
Also injured were passengers Darian S. Johnson, 24, of Bellingham; Latisha A. Jefferson, 19, of Ferndale; Amilya J. James, 19, of Bellingham; and Charles J. Johnson, 27, of Bellingham. All were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph hospital, the state patrol said.
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Darian S. Johnson was in satisfactory condition Monday, Oct. 24, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and James was in stable condition at St. Joseph hospital, according to officials at both hospitals. Bob suffered several broken bones, according to the state patrol, but she has been released from St. Joseph. The hospital also released Jefferson and Charles J. Johnson after treating them for injuries suffered in the wreck.
Bob and Darian S. Johnson were wearing seat belts, according to the crash report; the other three victims were not wearing restraints.
Bob’s car was destroyed in the wreck and was towed and impounded as evidence, the state patrol said.