Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Killed in Collision at Iliff Rd & Coors Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (November 18, 2022) - There was a fatal pedestrian crash reported in the Albuquerque area on Friday, November 18.
The deadly accident was reported at around 2:36 p.m. at the intersection of Iliff Road and Coors Boulevard. The victim was walking near the scene when they were hit by an oncoming motor vehicle. The at-fault driver reportedly fled the scene.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. Northbound lanes were closed while authorities were present. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being handled by local authorities.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
You are much more vulnerable to traffic hazards when you are walking than when traveling in a motor vehicle. New Mexico had the highest per-capita rate of pedestrian fatalities in the United States in 2019 and 2020. Since 2016, the state has consistently had more fatal pedestrian crashes than any other state, putting New Mexico pedestrians at greater risk of suffering significant injuries.
You might experience mental suffering if someone you care about dies in a way that was unexpected, and it is likely that coming to terms with their passing will be difficult for you. If you find out that the person's death was the result of someone else's negligence, your family may have an even more difficult time coming to terms with what has occurred.
Even though receiving compensation will not bring your loved one back to life, the New Mexico law provides surviving spouses, minor children, and other close family members with this option as their primary recourse for seeking some semblance of justice for their untimely loss of a loved one. The personal representative of a deceased person has the legal authority to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased person's surviving children, spouse, or certain other relatives.
You could feel that your life will never be the same again after losing a loved one. We are all too aware of the pain that bereaved families in New Mexico go through. The goal of Will Ferguson & Associates is to support families who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Our Albuquerque wrongful death attorneys can assist you and your family in recovering financially from the loss of a family member.
To schedule a meeting with a lawyer to go over your options for obtaining compensation following an unexpected death in the family, call (505) 243-5566.
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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.