According to a report in The Bellingham Herald, seven people were jammed into a Honda Civic and one other person was riding in the trunk of the car when the vehicle went off the road and crashed into an embankment after running a stop sign.
One person, who was lying across the laps of three belted people in the rear seat, was injured along with the boy in the trunk. The injured were taken to St. Joseph Hospital; their injures appear to be non life-threatening.
The driver of the vehicle and the non-injured passengers fled the accident scene. However, the driver has been identified.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office believes alcohol was a factor in the car accident.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the family of those killed.