VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) -- Mike Scoggins was riding his motorcycle in Clark County August 24 when he came to the intersection of NE 152nd Avenue and NE 144th.
He wasn't required to stop. The driver of a minivan was, and she did.
But the 55-year-old driver didn't see Scoggins and pulled out.
The crash damaged one of Scoggins' vertebraes, fractured another and crushed a third. He's had two surgeries to stablize his spine and decompress his spinal cord. His family said he's on a respirator and a feeding tube.
The 21-year-old has limited movement from his chest down.
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Scoggins worked in the marketing department at Ryonet. Their goal is to raise $10,000. All the funds raised will be used to assist Scoggins' family with their medical expenses.
"It's becoming more and more apparent he's going to need long term care," said his co-worker Shawn Zimmerman.
Neither speed nor alcohol were a factor in this crash investigators said.
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