Bernalillo Co, NM - Injury Crash with Multiple Semi-Trucks on I-40
Bernalillo Co, NM (February 23, 2021) - There were reported injuries following a crash involving multiple semi-trucks in Bernalillo County on Monday night, February 22.
The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time. According to local sources, the collision occurred on Interstate 40 near milepost 134. The information currently available on the crash is limited at this time.
Two truck drivers at the scene were described as breathing and conscious when emergency responders arrived. At this time, the severity and number of resulting injuries have not been disclosed by local authorities. Multiple emergency response agencies were present at the scene to render aid to the crash victims.
No further updates are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in New Mexico
Large commercial trucks are capable of inflicting devastating injuries in the event of a crash. There are more than 500,000 big rig collisions reported each year in the United States, contributing to thousands of fatalities. Nearly one out of every 35 semi-truck collisions in New Mexico results in a fatality, compared to only one out of every 130 passenger vehicle collisions. Truck occupants accounted for roughly 18% of trucking fatalities nationwide in 2018.
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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