Drunken Driving Allegedly Causes Motorcycle Crash

One man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that police believe was caused by a drunken driver, according to news reports.

The collision occurred Tuesday in Bellingham when a 36-year-old man was reportedly driving a 1992 Nissan Maxima westbound on McLeod Road shortly after 10 p.m., according to news reports. The Bellingham man then reportedly turned left onto Bennett Drive, directly in front of a 1985 Honda VF500F motorcycle.

The two vehicles crashed into each other, causing the motorcycle to go up an embankment off Bennett Drive. The 25-year-old motorcycle rider was injured and transported to St. Joseph hospital where he was listed in satisfactory condition, according to news reports.

The man was wearing a motorcycle helmet, according to news reports.

Police believe the driver of the Nissan was drinking and driving at the time of the crash. He sustained minor injuries in the collision and was transported to Whatcom County Jail. He is under investigation of vehicular assault and driving under the influence, according to the Washington State Patrol.

As a Bellingham car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this motorcycle accident. I hope the injured man is able to make a full and speedy recovery. I urge everyone to never drink and drive.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Bellingham.