Albuquerque, NM - Child Killed in Hit-&-Run at Central Ave & Tingley Dr
Albuquerque, NM (December 13, 2021) - A man was injured and his son killed after being hit by a car while attending the River of Lights in Albuquerque on Sunday evening, December 12. The incident occurred at the crossing of Central Avenue and Tingley Drive at around 8:30 p.m.
A large group of people were crossing southbound at Central Avenue when the driver of an ATV ran a red light. The driver hit the father and his child as they crossed the road. The child was dragged at the scene and sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The father was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
The suspect driver fled the scene headed westbound. Local authorities are currently searching for more information.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Pedestrians are more vulnerable to roadway hazards, increasing their chances of serious injury in car accidents. Pedestrians and motorists frequently cross paths on the road in New Mexico. Since 2016, the state has had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the country. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise across the United States, with pedestrians 1.5 times more likely to die in a car accident than passengers in passenger cars.
A pedestrian has little protection from the full force of a serious accident. As a result, pedestrians are frequently involved in traffic accidents that result in serious to life-threatening injuries. Pedestrians are vulnerable to life-altering injuries and other damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses, in the event of a collision. These collisions have been known to cause life-altering and even fatal injuries. With the help of a qualified Albuquerque car accident lawyer, injured parties can sometimes recover lost compensation and hold the party responsible for the crash responsible for the resulting damages. In some cases, this is the only way to get the full value of their claim.
Albuquerque Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Will Ferguson & Associates' legal team is here to help you protect your rights following an accident. We have years of experience assisting clients in pursuing successful personal injury claims after being injured in a pedestrian accident by a negligent driver. We will investigate your accident, build a strong case, and pursue a claim for lost damages to ensure that the driver responsible is held accountable for your injuries. Our wrongful death attorneys in Albuquerque will not rest until the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions. In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, don't let a large insurance company take advantage of you.
Give us a call at (505) 243-5566 to find out how we can assist you in fully recovering from your injuries while also ensuring that the negligent driver is held accountable.
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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.