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Albuquerque, NM - Fatal Hit-&-Run Crash at Vail Ave & Girard Blvd

October 1, 2021
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Albuquerque, NM (October 1, 2021) - An early morning hit-and-run resulted in a fatality in the Albuquerque area on Thursday, September 30. 

The crash occurred at the crossing of Vail Avenue SE and Girard Boulevard SE near Sunport. Emergency responders were called to the scene at around 4 a.m. that morning. A pedestrian was reportedly crossing east on Girard Boulevard when they were hit by an older model gray sedan. 

The at-fault driver fled the scene of the accident. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Local authorities are currently seeking information on the driver involved in the deadly accident. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal crash is currently underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico 

Albuquerque, NM - Fatal Hit-&-Run Crash at Vail Ave & Girard BlvdPedestrians are more likely to be killed in a collision because they have less protection. Both pedestrians and autos are welcome to use the road.  However, those on foot continue to be killed by automobiles in great numbers. Despite a decrease in fatalities on public transportation across the country, the number of people killed while walking is on the rise. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passengers in passenger automobiles to die in a collision, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A pedestrian accident victim may be entitled to compensation if they engage an expert Albuquerque automobile accident lawyer.

A wrongful death case may be able to recompense families for funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, mental anguish, and other losses experienced as a result of a fatal accident. There are a number of rules and regulations that apply to wrongful death suits, including time limits and who can submit them. That is why having an experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyer on your side is beneficial. Families who have lost a loved one due to someone else's irresponsibility are understandably motivated to seek justice. Wrongful death lawsuits are among the most difficult to succeed in.

Pedestrian Crash Attorneys in Albuquerque

There are alternatives for reparation when a loved one is killed in an accident that may have been averted. Speak with a wrongful death attorney in Albuquerque right now to learn more. Will Ferguson & Associates thinks that no amount of money can ever make up for the death of a loved one. Our lawyers are familiar with the financial difficulties that affect those who have lost a loved one.

Call a New Mexico wrongful death attorney at (505) 243-5566 immediately away if you've just lost a loved one in an accident. We can assist you.

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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