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Bicyclist Critically Injured in Collision with Fog Marker on Timberline Road
08/01/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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(Note: Photograph Source: Oregon State Police. Photos taken of scene where incident happened and of the bike riden by Ms. Sherrod. The fog marker in the photo with the bike is not the one struck by Ms. Sherrod.)
 
A 22-year old woman was critically injured Saturday afternoon when she struck a highway fog marker pole while riding a bicycle near the top of Timberline Road.
 
According to OSP Trooper Mike Reel, on August 1, 2009 at approximately 3:15 p.m. LAURA ASHLEY SHERROD, age 22, from Panama City, Florida (and also believed to be currently staying in the Portland area) was the last of a group of about 7 bicycle riders departing Timberline Lodge and Ski Area lower parking lot. As she was riding a Trek 'Mountain Cub' bicycle downhill she collided with a fog marker and was found by a passing motorist critically injured on the highway shoulder. The incident was apparently not witnessed by any of the other bicyclists.
 
SHERROD was initially treated at the scene by personnel from AMR Reach and Treat and Hoodland Fire Department. She was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University.
 
OSP troopers from the Government Camp work site were also assisted at the scene by ODOT personnel.