Two Seriously Injured in Highway 101 Crash Near Gearhart

Date: August 26, 2013
Location: Highway 101, near milepost 14, north of Gearhart, Clatsop County
Names: Felicia Conley, Jyme Clayberg, Craig Fruehling, Elias Urdahl

Two persons sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries on Monday in a three-vehicle crash near Gearhart, Oregon on Highway 101.

According to the police, the accident occurred when a Ford F350 pickup being driven by Elias Urdahl, 28, on the northbound lane of Highway 101 near milepost 14, slowed for traffic. It was hit from behind by an International equipment truck driven by Craig Fruehling, 26, who was also slowing down. The impact pushed the Ford pickup into the southbound lane where it hit a Chevrolet Impala that was driven by Felicia Conley, 52. The passenger car and the pickup came to a rest on the grass along the highway. The impact seriously injured Conley and her passenger, Jyme Clayberg, 72. Both were taken to hospital for treatment.

We extend our sympathies to the injured and hope they recover quickly and completely.

Our hearts go out to the victims of this accident. We are reminded that the sheer size of these vehicles can make truck crashes catastrophic. Our best wishes go out to Clayberg in this time of tragedy.

If you or a loved one was injured in a trucking accident, consider contacting a compassionate and competent Portland truck accident attorney. They will be able to explain to you the extensive investigation required by these accidents.

Truck accidents require extensive investigation to determine liability. The insurance company that works for the trucking company will look at witness statements, trucking logs, cell phone records of both drivers, police reports, the trucking company’s safety record. Be aware that this is happening, and do not sign any documents from that company without speaking to a lawyer.

You should investigate also. Take pictures at the site of the accident, keep your medical records and bills, and exchange information with the truck driver.

The next steps (seeking medical treatment, investigating the trucking company, bringing a personal injury claim, etc.) can be tricky and overwhelming. Let a Portland personal injury lawyer help you get better, by letting you focus on yourself, instead of the at-fault driver.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

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