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Santa Teresa, NM - Fatal Motorcycle Crash at NM-136 & McNutt Rd

November 29, 2019
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Santa Teresa, NM (November 29, 2019) - Officials from the New Mexico State Police were at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in Santa Teresa, New Mexico on Tuesday, November 26th. Authorities arrived at the scene at around 6:48 a.m. at the intersection of NM-136 and McNutt Road. Francisco Zavala, 24, of Juarez, Mexico was killed in the accident. 

Zavala was stopped at a red light when he was struck by a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by a man, 23, of Canutillo, Texas. The Explorer ran the red light, colliding with Zavala and his motorcycle. Zavala sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the bike.

Other cars at the scene were damaged, but no one else was injured in the crash. An investigation into the accident is currently underway. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Francisco Zavala at this time. 

Motorcycle Crashes in New Mexico

Santa Teresa, NM - Fatal Motorcycle Crash At NM-136 & McNutt RdIn most cases, motorcyclists sustain more severe injuries when involved in a crash with another vehicle. Drivers don’t exercise the necessary caution to prevent striking motorcyclists on the road. A majority of collisions involve drivers who are changing lanes or rear-end bikers. 

More than 5,000 people lose their lives in motorcycle collisions each year. Statistics show that fatal motorcycle accidents are at an all-time high. You should protect your legal rights after a crash by contacting a qualified New Mexico motorcycle crash attorney. 

Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you pursue your deserved compensation. We can help you maximize your potential settlement. If you think you have grounds for a claim, contact us today at (505) 243-5566.

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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