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Motorcyclist Collides with Sports Utility Vehicle

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On Saturday a Bellingham man, 20 years of age, was injured when his motorcycle collided with an oncoming vehicle. The injured man was transported to St. Joseph Hospital, with injuries that police declared not life-threatening.

Witnesses to the motorcycle collision said that the injured man and another motorcyclist had been speeding and passing cars in an aggressive manner directly before the man collided with a sport utility vehicle at about 7 p.m. The two people in the vehicle were uninjured.

Unfortunately, accidents like this reinforce juror stereotypes about motorcycle riders and accidents. While disputed liability motorcycle cases can be won, misperceptions about motorcycle riders affect both the insurance claims process and litigation.

Read more: Caleb Heeringa, The Bellingham Herald

For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.