Columbus, NM - Injuries in Fatal Rollover Crash on NM-9 near Mile 98
Columbus, NM (June 11, 2021) - A serious rollover accident in Luna County left one person dead and two others critically injured on Thursday, June 10, according to local reports.
Reports from the New Mexico State Police indicated that the fatal crash occurred on NM-9 near milepost 98 at around 2:45 p.m. that afternoon, outside of Columbus. The three victims were reportedly traveling in a single vehicle at the time of the incident. The car proceeded to overturn while traveling at a high rate of speed.
One of the occupants was pronounced dead at the scene by attending medical personnel. Two other injured parties were flown to a hospital in the El Paso area in critical condition. The identities of the involved parties have been revealed at this time.
No further information on the fatal crash has been provided at this time. The NMSP is managing the ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Accidents in Luna County New Mexico
In a rollover, the danger of suffering a serious injury is extremely high, and these types of collisions are over-represented in national highway deaths. Rollovers were involved in nearly 35 percent of traffic deaths in 2010, although accounting for less than 2% of reported crashes that year. An estimated 7,600 persons were killed in rollover crashes, with unrestrained individuals accounting for 69 percent of the casualties. In most cases, rollover crashes are attributable to the reckless actions of distracted motorists or inclement roadway conditions. Speeding can increase the likelihood of a rollover.
It is normal for surviving family members to desire justice when a loved one dies as a result of someone else's wrongdoing, but wrongful death claims are among the most difficult sorts of lawsuits. A wrongful death case in New Mexico could help families get the money they need to cover funeral and burial fees, medical bills, emotional anguish, and other costs associated with a fatal accident. Wrongful death claims in New Mexico are intricate, with stringent statutes of limitations and regulations about who can file, so having the assistance of an experienced legal team on your side is beneficial and can help ensure that you are able to recover financially.
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