Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Critically Injured at Candelaria Rd & 2nd St
Albuquerque, NM (November 20, 2021) - A hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque on Friday evening, November 19, left a pedestrian with critical injuries. The collision occurred at the intersection of Candelaria Road and 2nd Street.
A pedestrian was reportedly traveling at the intersection when they were hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. The driver proceeded to flee the scene. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
The crash victim was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of critical injuries. No further information on the accident has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
New Mexico Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians are more likely to die in traffic accidents because they are more exposed to the dangers of the road. In New Mexico, pedestrians and motorists frequently share the road. The state has one of the country's highest pedestrian fatality rates. The number of people killed while walking is increasing across the country. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to die in a car accident than passenger car occupants.
There is little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a serious accident. This means that traffic accidents involving pedestrians often result in severe to life-threatening injuries. In the event of a collision, pedestrians are vulnerable to suffering from life-changing injuries and other damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. These accidents are known to result in life-changing and even fatal injuries. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Albuquerque car accident lawyer and hold the party liable for the crash responsible for resulting damages. This is sometimes the only option to obtain the full value of their claim.
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you protect your rights after an accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Albuquerque have years of experience helping our clients pursue successful personal injury claims after being injured by a reckless driver in a pedestrian 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. We will not stop until the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by a large insurance provider in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident.
Contact an Albuquerque law firm 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.