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Albuquerque, NM - Bus Driver Injured After Passenger Causes Crash on I-40

December 7, 2021
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Albuquerque, NM (December 7, 2021) - A bus driver and several passengers were injured following a traffic accident in Albuquerque on Sunday evening, December 5. The incident was reported on Interstate 40 near 12th Street.

A total of 25 people were on board at the time of the crash. Local reports revealed that 52-year-old Leroy Maass of Washington was involved in an altercation with another passenger on the bus. The altercation ended with Maass grabbing the steering wheel, causing the bus to crash. The driver and five passengers on the bus were injured in the accident. Maass is currently facing charges related to the incident. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Auto Accidents in New Mexico 

Albuquerque, NM - Bus Driver Injured After Passenger Causes Crash on I-40Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle can be incredibly dangerous, and many car crashes contribute to serious injuries. In New Mexico, one out of every 130 car accidents results in a fatality, and distracted driving and speeding are two of the most common causes of serious car accidents. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, a car accident occurs every 26 minutes, and over 25,000 people are injured in over 40,000 car accidents in the state each year.

You have the right to full compensation for your injuries and other damages if you are injured in a traffic accident. This is especially true if you were hurt as a result of someone else's negligence. It can be difficult to determine the exact amount of your losses. Many different factors must be considered in order to receive just compensation. The severity of the victim's pain and the financial hardships incurred as a result of the car accident are two of the most important factors. Even those who are well-versed in the law may find it difficult to recover without the help of an Albuquerque car accident lawyer.

Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers

Will Ferguson & Associates believes that the legal system should be fair, effective, and effective for victims of serious car accidents. Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers have a moral obligation to protect your legal rights after you have been wrongfully injured by another person. Our legal team will fight for the full value of your compensation by ensuring that your legal rights are protected. No one should be held liable for an accident caused by someone else's negligence.

Call an Albuquerque law firm today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case if you have been injured in a car accident.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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