Albuquerque, NM – Pedestrian Struck & Injured at Gun Club Rd & Valley Gardens Dr
Albuquerque, NM (September 10, 2019) - Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, New Mexico State Police answered a dispatch call concerning a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Gun Club Road and Valley Gardens Drive.
Initial reports verified that one pedestrian had been hit and subsequently injured by a passing vehicle.
The victim, who has not yet been identified, was attempting to cross the intersection when they were struck by an oncoming car.
No information has been released stating whether or not the driver remained at the scene following the accident. No further details have been released at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his or her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Albuquerque
In 2015, a total of 5,376 pedestrians were killed in car accidents throughout the United States.
An additional 129,000 pedestrians received some form of non-life threatening injury. This means that the likelihood of accidentally running into a pedestrian is not as small as one might like it to be. In the event that you do hit a pedestrian with your car, you could potentially be facing civil charges, criminal charges, or maybe even both depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian-involved auto accident, there are laws in place that are specifically designed to protect your rights and ensure your recompense. The personal injury attorneys here at Will Ferguson & Associates have decades of experience helping both pedestrians and drivers who have been injured in a car accident do exactly that. If you would like to receive a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified, reputable personal injury attorneys regarding your pedestrian-involved accident claim, then please give us a call at (505) 243-5566 and speak with someone in our New Mexico offices 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.