Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Dies in Hit-&-Run at Central Ave & Rhode Island St
Albuquerque, NM (November 19, 2021) - A hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque on Wednesday night, November 17, resulted in fatal injuries. The deadly crash took place at the intersection of Central Avenue and Rhode Island Street at around 6 p.m.
Local sources revealed that a black Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue behind a pickup truck. The driver was attempting to pass the vehicle when they hit a female pedestrian. The motorist fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are currently seeking information regarding the identity of the at-fault driver.
An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Because pedestrians are more exposed to the dangers of the road, they are more likely to die in traffic accidents. Pedestrians frequently share the road in New Mexico. The state has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country. Across the country, the number of people killed while walking is on the rise. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a car accident.
It's natural for surviving family members to seek justice when a loved one dies as a result of someone else's negligence. One of the most difficult types of cases to handle is wrongful death lawsuits. A wrongful death lawsuit may be able to help families get the money they need to cover funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, mental anguish, and other costs associated with a fatal accident. Wrongful death claims are difficult to pursue due to a number of laws, including strict statutes of limitations and eligibility requirements. That is why having a knowledgeable Albuquerque car accident attorney on your side is beneficial.
Albuquerque Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
When a loved one is killed in an accident that was preventable, you should contact an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal options for compensation and to protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of money can truly compensate for a loved one's death. Our lawyers, on the other hand, are aware that families dealing with the death of a loved one are frequently faced with financial difficulties.
Call an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can assist you if you have recently lost a family member in an unexpected accident.
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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.