Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Dies in Accident at I-40 & Coors Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (October 2, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed in the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 2.
The deadly crash occurred near the crossing of Interstate 40 and Coors Boulevard. The incident happened overnight at around 1 a.m. that morning. A pedestrian was reportedly crossing the highway when they were struck by an oncoming pickup truck.
The driver reportedly fled the scene. Emergency responders found the injured party and pronounced them dead at the scene. No further information on the incident has been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fatal pedestrian accident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Despite a nationwide decline in fatalities on public transit, the number of individuals killed while walking is on the rise. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passengers in passenger cars to die in a collision. Because pedestrians have less protection, they are more likely to be killed in a crash. The road is open to both pedestrians and automobiles. Those on foot, on the other hand, continue to be killed in large numbers by automobiles.
If a pedestrian accident victim retains the services of an experienced Albuquerque automobile accident lawyer, they may be eligible for compensation.
Wrongful death lawsuits are subject to a number of restrictions and regulations, including time limits and who can file them. That is why it is advantageous to have an experienced Albuquerque personal injury lawyer on your side. Families who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence understandably want justice. Suits for wrongful death are among the most difficult to win. Families may be able to recover compensation for funeral and burial costs, medical bills, mental anguish, and other damages incurred as a result of a fatal accident by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque
Will Ferguson & Associates believes that no amount of money can ever compensate for a loved one's death. Our attorneys understand the financial hardships that befall those who have lost a loved one. When a loved one is killed in an accident that may have been avoided, there are options for compensation. To learn more, contact an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer right now.
If you've just lost a loved one in an accident, call a New Mexico wrongful death attorney at (505) 243-5566 right away. We can help you.
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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.