Portland, OR – Jerald Stewart Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 99EOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 31, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in the Portland area on Thursday evening. At approximately 10:30 p.m., on July 29, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 99E.
Reports from local authorities indicate that 40-year-old Jose Sandoval Flores was traveling north on Highway 99E in a Hyundai Santa Fe when his vehicle collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle near Boones Ferry Road.
The rider, 64-year-old Jerald Stewart, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene and declared him deceased. No other injuries were reported in this accident. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway with the Oregon State Police and the Woodburn Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, motorcycle accidents across the United States claim lines on more than 5000 people. These accidents are often severe in nature due to the fact that most motorcyclists do not have adequate protection. Motorcycle accidents that involve multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries for those involved. Statistics surrounding motorcycle crashes in Oregon show that 81.5% of these accidents and injuries and nearly 5% of victims and the passing away. There is no way to prepare for the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. Fatal motorcycle accidents often lead families to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often required to pay for the cost of funeral and burial arrangements and endure lost wages.
When motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligent and reckless actions of others, the state of Oregon allows surviving relatives to pursue legal options available to help them recover. Rather than attempt to move forward alone after losing a loved one in an accident, families can greatly benefit by seeking the assistance of a skilled wrongful death attorney in Portland at their earliest convenience. A knowledgeable legal team can help to review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident, gather evidence, identify all liable parties, and fight to hold them accountable for their actions.
The Portland motorcycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience fighting on behalf of grieving families across Portland to ensure negligent parties are held accountable for their actions. Our team provides trusted and effective legal representation to ensure they are in the best position possible to move forward and cover the financial burdens they face. If your loved one has lost their life in a motorcycle accident, due to the negligent actions of another motorist, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options available for you. Schedule a free case review with our team so we can get started on your case.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.