Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Killed in Accident at Dallas St & Central Ave
Albuquerque, NM (March 1, 2021) - One person was killed after being struck by a car in Albuquerque on Sunday, February 28.
The accident took place that evening at the intersection of Dallas Street and Central Avenue. Local reports revealed that the collision occurred at around 3 p.m. The deceased victim was identified as a male who was crossing near a corner store at the intersection.
The driver involved in the deadly accident reportedly fled the scene. The identities of the driver and pedestrian have not been revealed at this time. No further updates on the accident have been provided.
The Albuquerque Police Department is managing an investigation into the cause of the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Albuquerque
Deadly pedestrian accidents are on the rise across the United States, despite an overall decrease in roadway fatalities. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle collisions, with an estimated fatality occurring every 88 minutes. That year, New Mexico had the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
New Mexico wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate surviving family members when the negligent actions of another party cause the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that does not mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the family members of the deceased after a deadly New Mexico pedestrian accident. This can only be accomplished by partnering with a law firm with years of experience helping victims pursue wrongful death claims.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member, but you do not have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you deserve after losing a loved one. Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney.
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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.