Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Dies in Hit-&-Run at Central Ave & 93rd St
Albuquerque, NM (November 21, 2021) - A pedestrian sustained fatal injuries following a hit-and-run accident in the Albuquerque area on Friday evening, November 19. The deadly crash took place at the crossing of Central Avenue and 93rd Street.
Three vehicles were reportedly involved in the accident. Local reports indicated that a 2009 black Hyundai Tucson, a dark gray Dodge Charger, and another dark car were headed eastbound on Central Avenue. A pedestrian was reportedly crossing the roadway at this time.
The pedestrian was hit by all three vehicles. All three drivers fled the scene. It is unknown if the latter two vehicles knew they had hit the deceased victim. No further information on the fatal crash has been provided at this time.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
Because pedestrians are more exposed to the dangers of the road, they are more likely to die in traffic accidents. Pedestrians and motorists frequently share the road in New Mexico. Since 2016, the state has continually ranked number one in pedestrian fatalities. The number of people being killed on foot is rising year over year. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a car accident.
When a family member dies as a result of someone else's carelessness, it's natural for surviving family members to fight for justice. Wrongful death lawsuits are one of the most difficult types of cases to handle. A wrongful death lawsuit may be able to assist families in obtaining the funds necessary to cover funeral and burial costs, medical bills, mental anguish, and other costs associated with a fatal accident. Due to a number of laws, including strict statutes of limitations and eligibility requirements, wrongful death claims are difficult to pursue. That is why having an experienced Albuquerque car accident lawyer on your side is advantageous.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Albuquerque
When a loved one is killed in an accident that could have been avoided, you should speak with a wrongful death attorney in Albuquerque as soon as possible to discuss your legal options for compensation and to protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates recognizes that no amount of money can truly make up for the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys, on the other hand, understand that families dealing with the death of a loved one frequently face financial challenges.
If you have recently lost a family member in an unexpected accident, call an Albuquerque personal injury lawyer at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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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.