Portland, OR – Jeri Sherrod Loses Life in Truck Crash on I-5 near MM 267Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (June 18, 2021) – A pedestrian accident reported early Thursday morning claimed one man’s life in the Portland area. At around 1 a.m., on June 17, the Oregon State Police received the notification that an accident on Interstate 5 required assistance.
Reports from authorities show that during the early morning hours, 63-year-old Jeri Sherrod was standing near the northbound side of Interstate 5 at milepost 267 just south of Woodburn.
For unknown reasons, Sherrod was struck by at least one vehicle. The victim sustained severe injuries in the accident. Passersby requested medical attention for the injured victim. However, crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, investigations to determine the cause of the crash remain underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jeri Sherrod. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Losing a loved one under any circumstance can be devastating. However, knowing that they lost their life as a result of another person’s negligence just makes accepting the loss even more challenging. Regrettably, this is what is required of hundreds of families across the state of Oregon each year. Pedestrian accidents, in particular, are likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries. These travelers are unprotected from the impact of vehicles in collisions. As a result, they suffer severe injuries that ultimately claim their lives at an alarming rate.
When victims are killed in pedestrian accidents in Portland, they often leave behind family members and friends who had to deal with the overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even more challenging, families are often forced to endure towering medical costs, funeral expenses, and the impacts of lost wages from their loved ones. When victims lose their lives in preventable accidents, due to the negligence of other motorists, it is crucial that their families seek legal guidance from a responsive legal team as soon as possible. A competent and aggressive Portland wrongful death attorney can make an enormous difference when it comes to families getting the justice and compensation they deserve.
At Kivel & Howard, we strive to protect the legal rights and best interests of our clients in Portland and across the state of Oregon after losing loved ones in crashes. Our responsive pedestrian accident attorneys in Portland will investigate your loved one’s accident, gather evidence to show what took place during the collision, identify at-fault parties, and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Our attorneys stop at nothing to ensure the best interests are our clients are protected as they focus on moving forward after experiencing the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. If your loved one has lost their life in a pedestrian accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver, contact our Portland personal injury attorneys at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
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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.