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Maljamar, NM - Texas Man Killed in Rollover on US-82

February 25, 2020
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Maljamar, NM (February 25, 2020) - A Texas man was killed and another injured in a rollover accident outside of Maljamar, New Mexico on Monday morning, February 25th. The accident occurred on US-82, 39 miles east of Artesia. Authorities responded to the scene of the accident at around 6:52 a.m. 

Reports from the New Mexico State Police revealed that Jegar Atchinson, 43, of Cedar Hill, Texas was driving a 2005 GMC pickup truck when the vehicle overturned on US-82. Atchinson was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 22-year-old Texas man, was flown to a hospital in Lubbock for intensive care. 

The identity of the injured victim wasn’t released. An investigation into the crash is being handled by NMSP. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jegar Atchinson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Rollover Accidents in New Mexico

Maljamar, NM - Texas Man Killed in Rollover on US-82Rollover crashes are traumatic events that are known to leave victims with severe and life-threatening injuries. Overwhelmingly, these accidents are the result of driver error. 69 percent of fatal rollover victims in 2010 involved unrestrained passengers.

Rollover accidents are the leading cause of fatal passenger-vehicle accidents in the United States. Recovering from the ensuing damages can be difficult for victims. A skilled New Mexico car crash attorney can help injured parties obtain fair compensation for their injuries.

Will Ferguson & Associates has the resources to protect your right to compensation. Our track record shows that we can successfully help you recover the settlement you deserve. Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help. 

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

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.


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