Motorcyclist hurt in collision with SUV

By Patty Hastings, Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

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A man, 20, was hurt Tuesday night when his motorcycle crashed into the rear of a Jeep Liberty near the Port of Vancouver.

The crash was about 8 p.m. at 3309 N.W. Lower River Road, said Vancouver Fire spokesman Kevin Stromberg. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and skidded down the road. He suffered a broken hand and abrasions to his entire body.

Stromberg said the man was conscious and talking when paramedics arrived. He was later transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

“He was really lucky he only broke his hand,” Stromberg said. “He was wearing a helmet, and that probably saved his life.”

The driver of the Jeep was not injured, and names were not released.

Stromberg said Northwest Lower River Road is popular among motorcyclists.

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