55-year-old Jon Sherwood Died in a Thursday night Motorcycle Accident
The accident took place at around 10 p.m. on October 21st in Desert Hot Springs at the intersection of Pierson Boulevard and Highway 62.
23-year-old Mia Perry was reportedly driving under the influence and has been arrested on the suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
According to reports, Perry failed to yield to the right of way and collided with Sherwood who was riding a motorcycle.
As a result, Sherwood sustained fatal injuries and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
Perry was booked into the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio and is held at a $50,000 bail.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jon Sherwood.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.