Hachita, NM - Michael Rachelson Killed in Bicycle Crash on NM-146
Hachita, NM (September 23, 2019) - Early on Saturday morning, September 21st, New Mexico State Police responded to a deadly bicycle collision near Hachita, New Mexico. The accident happened at around 10 a.m. on NM-146. Michael Rachelson, 66, of Norcross, Georgia, was killed in the crash.
According to NMSP, a 2010 Chevy SUV driven by a 56-year-old man from Phoenix, Arizona was traveling on NM-146 SB. The man struck Rachelson who was traveling south on the highway by bicycle. Rachelson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. NMSP is conducting an inquiry into the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Rachelson at this time.
Albuquerque Deadly Bicycle Collisions
As fun as riding a bike can be, they can also be equally dangerous. New Mexico has the second-highest cyclist fatality rate in the country. In 2013, seven people were killed in cycling accidents across the state.
Cyclists who are involved in motor vehicle accidents often sustain serious injuries, ranging from spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and whiplash. The resulting medical costs are more than enough to disrupt a victim’s life. Sadly, these accidents are often deadly.
Will Ferguson & Associates understands that the loss of a loved one is never easy. Our experienced team of Albuquerque wrongful death lawyers has helped family members of victims killed in sudden accident recover deserved compensation. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your claim today.
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