Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Hurt in Accident at San Mateo Blvd & Central Ave
Albuquerque, NM (May 17, 2022) - A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a motor vehicle in the Albuquerque area on Tuesday, May 17. The crash was reported at around 12:42 p.m. at the intersection of San Mateo Boulevard SE and Central Avenue SE
The victim was reportedly traveling near the crossroads as a motor vehicle was traveling down the roadway. The jogger was hit by the oncoming driver. Emergency responders were called to the scene to provide aid to the injured party. It is unknown if the at-fault motorist remained at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the pedestrian accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Crashes in New Mexico
Pedestrians are more susceptible to traffic dangers, which increases their risk of severe injury in automobile accidents. In New Mexico, pedestrians and vehicles regularly cross paths on the road. Since 2016, the state has had the country's highest incidence of pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrian deaths are increasing in the United States, with pedestrians 1.5 times more likely than passengers in passenger automobiles to die in a car collision.
By law, drivers must follow speed restrictions and sure traffic signs, as well as slow down or halt when pedestrians have the right of way. While common decency should mean that drivers are particularly cautious in areas where pedestrians may cross the road, they often fail to slow down or stop. These types of accidents regularly take place at intersections.
After an accident, the legal experts at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to assist you to preserve your rights. After being hurt in a pedestrian accident caused by a careless vehicle, we have years of expertise aiding clients in pursuing successful personal injury claims. We'll look into the accident, put together a compelling case for you, and submit an injury claim on your behalf to make sure the motorist who caused your injury is held responsible. Our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers will not rest until the culprit is brought to justice. Don't allow a big insurance provider to take advantage of you after a pedestrian accident.
Call our legal office at (505) 243-5566 to learn more about how we may help you completely heal from your damages while also bringing the irresponsible driver 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.