Albuquerque, NM - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on I-40 near Carlisle Rd
Albuquerque, NM (August 6, 2022) - All lanes of an interstate in Albuquerque were closed due to a severe injury accident, according to information provided by the Albuquerque Police Department. Just before 6:00 a.m., on the morning of Wednesday, August 3, the collision occurred on I-40.
State Police in New Mexico were dispatched to a pedestrian collision that happened under the Carlisle bridge on I-40. Police reported that a pedestrian lost their life in the wreck.
The interstate was closed near the Carlisle bridge while authorities in Albuquerque worked to clear the scene. The identity of the deceased victim has not been reported at this time.
Authorities continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
New Mexico Auto Wrecks
Pedestrians are at a higher risk of sustaining serious or fatal injuries when they become involved in traffic collisions. They are more likely to be stuck in the hospital for a prolonged period of time if they sustain injuries. Hospital care can cost a fortune, and missing work can also be expensive.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a pedestrian crash, you may be eligible to collect financial compensation that can help you pay for your injuries and damages. Approximately 7,000 pedestrians are killed per year in traffic accidents in the United States. That is roughly one fatality every 75 minutes. Pedestrians are injured constantly throughout the nation.
Alarmingly, the majority of pedestrian crashes are the result of driver negligence. Distracted driving paired with failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians is the main cause of severe pedestrian accidents in the United States.
When you lose someone you love in a pedestrian accident caused by driver negligence, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit that can help you financially during this difficult time. You may have been stuck with funeral costs, medical bills, and more related to the passing of your loved one. A wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque can help you get the money you need to pay for these expenses, and more.
You should not have to pay for the loss of your loved one. The lawyers at Will Ferguson & Associates are here to help you file a wrongful death claim for the financial compensation you deserve. You can reach our office at (505) 243-5566 right now to speak with a lawyer about 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.