Man injured in motorcycle crash in satisfactory condition




Police Wednesday identified the man injured when his motorcycle crashed into an SUV Tuesday night near the Port of Vancouver as Eric Fisher, 22, of Vancouver.

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fisher was riding his motorcycle at 3309 N.W. Lower River Road at a high speed, crossed the center lane and laid the bike down to avoid hitting another car head-on, said police spokeswoman Kim Kapp.

The other vehicle, a Jeep Liberty driven by Krisit Niell, 22, of Vancouver, went over the bike but did not hit Fisher, Kapp said.

Fisher was sent to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with a broken hand and abrasions to his entire body. He was listed in satisfactory condition at Southwest Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured.

Fisher was cited for third-degree driving while suspended.