Albuquerque, NM - Joseph Benavidez Dies in Hit-&-Run at Menaul Blvd & San Pedro Dr
Albuquerque, NM (January 6, 2022) - A pickup truck was reportedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Albuquerque on Monday night, December 27. The deadly accident was reported at around 9:51 p.m. at the intersection of Menaul Boulevard and San Pedro Drive.
Local sources revealed that Joseph Benavidez was traveling in the eastbound lanes of Menaul Boulevard when he was struck by an oncoming pickup truck. The at-fault driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party after stopping for a few seconds.
Benavidez sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Local authorities are currently seeking information regarding the at-fault motorist.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Benavidez at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Pedestrians are more susceptible to road hazards, which increases their risk of serious injury in car accidents. In New Mexico, pedestrians and motorists frequently cross paths on the road. Since 2016, the state has had the country's highest rate of pedestrian deaths. Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the United States, with pedestrians 1.5 times more likely than passengers in passenger cars to die in a car accident.
There is little protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a serious accident. This means that traffic accidents involving pedestrians often result in severe to life-threatening injuries. In the event of a collision, pedestrians are vulnerable to suffering from life-changing injuries and other damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. These accidents are known to result in life-changing and even fatal injuries. In some cases, injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Albuquerque car accident lawyer and hold the party liable for the crash responsible for resulting damages. This is sometimes the only option to obtain the full value of their claim.
Albuquerque Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you protect your rights after an accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Albuquerque have years of experience helping our clients pursue successful personal injury claims after being injured by a reckless driver in a pedestrian accident. We will make sure the driver responsible is held accountable for your injuries by investigating your accident, constructing a strong case, and pursuing a claim for lost damages. We will not stop until the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by a large insurance provider in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident.
Call an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help you make a full recovery from your injuries while making sure the driver responsible 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.