Albuquerque, NM - Jack-Knifed Truck Accident on I-40 Ends in Injuries
Albuquerque, NM (February 28, 2021) - On Saturday, February 27, at around 8:37 p.m., a collision involving an overturned 18-wheeler left resulted in injuries.
Local sources informed that the scene was located on Interstate 40 EB near mile marker 170. A semi-trailer reportedly jack-knifed on the roadway. At least one person at the scene suffered injuries in the accident.
At this time, the number of resulting injuries has not been provided by local authorities. Multiple emergency response units were called to the scene to render aid to the crash victims. The identities of the injured parties have been withheld.
The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating the accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Trucking Accidents in Albuquerque
The number of trucks involved in lethal accidents in the United States has been on the rise, increasing nearly 1% to 4,862 commercial trucks in 2018. These massive vehicles were responsible for nearly 9% of deadly passenger-car accidents and nearly 112,000 injury accidents that year. There were 4,951 trucking fatalities reported in 2018 alone, marking a 46% increase from 2009.
Accidents involving large trucks are much different than typical vehicle collisions. They involve multiple parties and the resulting injuries can be life-changing for victims. These large commercial vehicles are massive and capable of inflicting devastating injuries and other damages in the event of a semi-truck accident in New Mexico, especially for those traveling in smaller passenger cars. Not only that, but you are dealing with a trucking company that may have acted recklessly, contributing to your accident, and these large companies often have experienced legal teams fighting to make sure that they pay as little as possible.
The team of New Mexico semi-truck crash attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates is prepared to take the fight to truckers and large trucking companies when their negligence has resulted in an accident. We have the resources to go up against the at-fault truck driver and the company’s insurance provider to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a catastrophic accident. Contact our offices today at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover full and fair compensation after being injured in a New Mexico 18-wheeler collision.
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