Boy locked in trunk injured in Britton Road crash

Two people were injured early Sunday, April 11, after the car they were riding in crashed on Britton Road.

At about 4:15 a.m., a four-door Honda Civic came down Hillsdale Road at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at a stop sign, slid across Britton Road and took out several guide wires for a telephone pole, said Sgt. Larry Flynn of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office. The car then crashed into an embankment on the west side of Britton Road.

Seven people were inside the Honda when it crashed. Five were in normal seating positions, one was lying across the laps of the three people in back and one juvenile male was locked in the trunk, Flynn said.

After the crash, the five who had been wearing seatbelts ran from the scene. The two males who had not worn seatbelts were left behind and transported to St. Joseph Hospital once law enforcement arrived, Flynn said.

Their injuries did not appear to be critical or life-threatening, he said.

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspected driver, and an investigation continues to locate the driver as well as the other passengers, Flynn said. The names of those involved were not immediately available.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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