Albuquerque, NM - Driver Killed, One Hurt in Wrong-Way Crash on I-40
Albuquerque, NM (March 5, 2022) - One person was killed and another injured following a two-vehicle crash in Albuquerque on Saturday morning, March 5. The deadly accident was reported on Interstate 40 WB near Carlisle Boulevard.
Local reports revealed that the driver of a black Acura was traveling east on the westbound lanes of the highway. The vehicle crashed head-on with an oncoming white Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver of the Acura suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Crashes in New Mexico
While wrong-way collisions are uncommon, new data indicates that the number of fatal wrong-way collisions is on the rise. According to the American Automobile Association, 500 people were killed in wrong-way crashes between 2015 and 2018. Head-on collisions are among the deadliest, accounting for roughly 10% of all fatal crashes each year and resulting in a nearly 58% fatality rate.
Those who have been wrongfully injured in a car accident in New Mexico often have questions, and recovery is not always straightforward. It can be intimidating to take on a large insurance company, and most accident victims have never filed a personal injury claim for compensation. Accident victims frequently lose both monetary and nonmonetary assets, limiting their employment options significantly. Car accident survivors want nothing more than to recover completely and return to their previous lifestyle, but this is often impossible to achieve without the assistance of an experienced Albuquerque car accident lawyer.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Albuquerque
Will Ferguson & Associates understands that personal injury cases present unique challenges for those who have been injured, and we are here to fight for those who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Our mission is to assist victims of catastrophic vehicle accidents in filing personal injury lawsuits in order to obtain the compensation they deserve, and we believe that the process should begin as soon as possible after the accident. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can learn more about your accident and build a compelling case, increasing your chances of receiving fair compensation. For you and your loved ones, our attorneys will fight for the best possible outcome.
If you have been wrongfully injured in a car accident, call an Albuquerque personal injury attorney right away at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case.
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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.