Albuquerque, NM - Cyclist Injured in Accident at 2nd St & Menaul Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (April 8, 2021) - An accident involving a bicycle and a motor vehicle left a rider injured in Albuquerque on Wednesday, April 7.
Local authorities were notified of the crash at around 12:54 p.m. The collision took place near the intersection of 2nd Street and Menaul Boulevard. A cyclist was reportedly hit by a motor vehicle near the intersection.
Multiple emergency response units were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured party. At this time, it is unknown if the driver involved remained at the scene. The rider suffered injuries and was transported to a local medical facility by first responders.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Bicycle Crashes in Albuquerque
There has been a recent surge in bicycle riders in the Albuquerque area. Nationwide, New Mexico has the second-highest rate of bicycle fatalities in the country, with millions of riders living in the state. There were 1,700 cyclists treated for injuries sustained in a New Mexico bicycle accident in 2013. That year, 89 riders in the state were hospitalized and another seven sustained fatal injuries.
There is little protecting a cyclist from the full impact of a serious accident, meaning that New Mexico car accidents involving cyclists often result in severe to life-threatening injuries. In the event of a collision, bicyclists are vulnerable to suffering from life-changing injuries and other damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified New Mexico bicycle injury lawyer and hold the party liable for the crash responsible for resulting damages.
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you protect your rights after an accident, and we have years of experience helping our clients pursue successful personal injury claims after being injured by a reckless driver in a New Mexico bicycle accident. We will make sure the driver responsible is held accountable for your injuries by investigating your accident, constructing a strong case, and pursuing a claim for lost damages. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help you make a full recovery from your injuries while making sure the driver responsible is held accountable.
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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.