Albuquerque, NM - Moped Rider Injured in Crash at 1st St & Menaul Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (September 20, 2020) - First responders and local law enforcement officials in Albuquerque were called to the scene of a serious collision on Friday afternoon, September 18, at around 4:12 p.m.
Local reports revealed that the crash occurred at the intersection of 1st Street NW and Menaul Boulevard NW. There were reported injuries following a crash involving a moped and a motor vehicle. The vehicle involved in the accident reportedly fled the scene.
The vehicle was described as a green Jeep. The moped rider was ejected from the bike. They were unconscious at the scene when emergency responders arrived. The injured victim experienced head trauma in the crash.
No further updates on the conditions of the injured party have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Moped Accidents in Albuquerque
Motorcycle and moped riders are more vulnerable to suffering life-threatening injuries in the event of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that nearly 80% of motorcycle accidents result in fatality or injury and that motorcyclists are around 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a collision. Across the country, there were 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in collisions in 2016, a nearly 5.1% increase from 2015. In 2016, there were 42 motorcycle fatalities reported in New Mexico.
Every day, a motorcyclist is injured or killed in New Mexico, and motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise across the country, despite an overall drop in other types of car accidents. Not only are riders more likely to be seriously injured, but most drivers also fail to look out for motorcyclists like they should, resulting in catastrophic motorcycle accidents across the state of New Mexico. In fact, despite what some people may think about, most New Mexico motorcycle accidents are caused by the actions of reckless drivers who are not fulfilling their duty to share the road safely with motorcyclists.
Will Ferguson & Associates’ team of New Mexico motorcycle crash lawyers will fight to get you fair compensation for your motorcycle crash and help you construct a strong claim in order to recover for damages resulting from the accident. Our experienced legal team of personal injury lawyers has spent many years standing up for the rights of victims injured in New Mexico motorcycle crashes and their families after terrible accidents, and our years of experience can be put to work on your personal injury claim. Contact our offices today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with a qualified motorcyclist crash attorney in Albuquerque and to see how we can help you recover from your injuries.
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