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Semi, car crash on East Badger, injuring Lynden woman

A Lynden woman suffered serious injuries when her car crashed into a semi truck Thursday afternoon, April 23, on East Badger Road.

Just after noon the driver of a Peninsula Truck Lines semi noticed a silver Honda Accord swerving as it drove west on Badger near Trap Line Road, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis.

The semi driver slowed down but the car crossed the center line and slammed into the truck, according to the state patrol. Both vehicles collided on the corner of their driver’s side. Part of the Honda was cut away to free the driver, Devinder Sangha, 54. She was in and out of consciousness, Francis said, and at first responders feared she might have suffered a head injury.

By evening Sangha was stable, in satisfactory condition with rib injuries, at St. Joseph hospital. She’d been wearing a seat belt.

Troopers blocked traffic to investigate. The cause of the crash hasn’t been determined.

The semi had been hauling a light load of car wash cleaning solvent. None of the solvent leaked. The trucker, 53, wasn’t hurt. Peninsula Truck Lines, Inc., has stations around the Pacific Northwest, including Bellingham.