Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Dies in Accident on Paseo Del Norte near Rio Grande
Albuquerque, NM (November 15, 2021) - A collision in Albuquerque involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle ended in a fatality on Sunday morning, November 14. The fatal crash took place at around 2 a.m. at the crossing of Paseo Del Norte and 4th Street near the Rio Grande.
A pedestrian was crossing at the intersection when they were hit by a driver. The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics were sent to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
All eastbound lanes were closed due to the accident. The identity of the deceased party has not been provided at this time. No additional information has been released.
An ongoing accident investigation is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Pedestrians are more likely to die in traffic accidents because they are exposed to the full force of the impact. Pedestrians and motorists have equal access to the road. Unfortunately, drivers are still to blame for an increasing number of pedestrian fatalities. The number of people killed while walking is increasing across the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a car accident.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate the surviving family members. Unfortunately, getting that compensation is frequently easier said than done. The fact that the victim died does not absolve the at-fault driver of responsibility. When a fatal accident occurs, insurance companies for those who are at fault frequently try to shift blame. The deceased's family members to help with accident-related expenses. Only an Albuquerque law firm with years of experience assisting victims with wrongful death claims can assist you.
Albuquerque Car Accident Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is probably the last thing on your mind. Fortunately, you don't have to pursue a claim on your own. Will Ferguson & Associates understands that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one. Our car accident attorneys in Albuquerque understand that a fatal accident can result in significant financial losses. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team will fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, and we will never stop fighting to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
To speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque about your case, call (505) 243-5566 today.
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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.