BELLINGHAM — No one was seriously hurt in a four-vehicle crash that included a Bellingham school bus Monday afternoon, July 21, on Interstate 5 near the Meridian Street exit.
A woman from North Vancouver, B.C., Lila Griffith, 82, had been paying attention to signs — not the road — around 12:30 p.m. as she exited northbound I-5, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis.
On the off-ramp her Nissan Ultima crashed into the back of a Ford Focus, which lurched into the back of a Honda Accord, which lurched into the back of a Bellingham School District bus carrying two disabled children aged about 13, Francis said. They weren't hurt; neither was the 60-year-old driver or a second adult on the bus.
A husband and wife from Bellingham in the Ford Focus suffered minor chest injuries from their seatbelts. But they didn't need to go to the hospital.
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Troopers cited Griffith for following the Ford too close.
The school bus was driven from the scene.