Albuquerque, NM - Deadly Hit-&-Run at Golf Course Rd & Marna Lynn Ave
Albuquerque, NM (July 21, 2020) - The Albuquerque Police Department (APD) reported a deadly hit-and-run accident. Initial reports revealed that the fatal crash took place late on Sunday evening, July 19. A cyclist was reportedly struck by a motor vehicle at around 9:40 p.m. that night. At this time, the cause of the accident is still unknown.
The site of the crash was located near the intersection of Golf Course Road NW and Marna Lynn Avenue NW. The cyclist was struck by a driver who proceeded to flee the scene of the accident. At this time, the vehicle's make and model involved in the crash are still unknown. Authorities are currently seeking information on the identity of the driver involved in the crash.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident to render aid to the injured party. The injured bicycle rider suffered critical injuries in the accident. They were transported to a nearby medical facility where they were later pronounced dead by attending medical staff.
No other information on the crash has been released at this time. Local law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the crash.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Albuquerque Fatal Hit-&-Run Accidents
More than one hit-and-run accident occurs across the country every minute, according to data from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. These collisions resulted in 2,049 traffic fatalities in 2016, the highest figure on record. This marks a nearly 60% increase in hit-and-run fatalities from 2009. Trends show that the rate of deadly hit-and-run continues to rise, so it is crucial that everyone on the road stay aware in order to prevent these deadly accidents.
An average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes are reported each year. Of those killed in hit-and-run accidents, around 65% involve pedestrians or cyclists who are more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash involving a motor vehicle.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. A New Mexico wrongful death lawsuit could give them the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. New Mexico wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file, so it helps to have the help of a qualified legal team on your side.
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with an Albuquerque fatal accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation. Will Ferguson & Associates knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden crash, call us today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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