Albuquerque, NM - Deadly Car Crash at San Pedro Dr & Paseo Del Norte
Albuquerque, NM (July 1, 2020) - A driver was killed following a two-vehicle accident in Albuquerque on Wednesday morning, July 1. The site of the crash was reportedly located at the corner of San Pedro Drive and Paseo del Norte. At around 2:30 a.m., the driver of a black SUV was rear-ended by a four-door sedan traveling at a high rate of speed.
The SUV lost control due to the impact and left the roadway, striking multiple objects. The driver that struck the SUV was later identified as Zachary Louis Jaramillo, 24. Jaramillo was arrested for vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Collisions in New Mexico
A report in 2015 found that an average of 3,977 crashes happened per month in the state of New Mexico. A total of 383 deaths were reported statewide in 2014 alone. Car accidents are the leading contributor to death and serious injury in the United States each year.
Wrongful death lawsuits in New Mexico are meant to compensate surviving family members when someone else causes the death of a loved one. Just because the victim died, that doesn’t mean that the at-fault party should be off the hook. The defendant must instead pay compensation to the deceased’s family members.
Bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind after losing a family member. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one. Call us today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney.
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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.
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