Albuquerque, NM - Two Injured in DUI Crash at Tramway & Montgomery Blvd
Albuquerque, NM (January 20, 2022) - Two people were injured following a car accident involving a drunk driver in the Albuquerque area on Wednesday, January 19. The crash took place at the intersection of Tramway and Montgomery Boulevards late that night.
Local reports revealed that 31-year-old Joseph Thompson was making a left turn at the intersection when he collided with another vehicle. Thompson reportedly failed to yield the right of way to the other driver. A passenger in Thompson’s vehicle suffered from internal bleeding and a broken pelvis, while the other motorist broke his arm.
A blood test revealed that Thompson was more than twice the legal blood alcohol content level. He is currently facing two charges related to bodily harm.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in New Mexico
Drunk driving endangers everyone on the road. New Mexico has one of the highest rates of alcohol-related arrests in the country, according to official statistics. Approximately 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents in the United States each year. A drunk driver kills someone every 52 minutes on average. This means that every day, 28 people are killed in car accidents caused by intoxicated drivers.
If you are injured in a traffic accident in New Mexico, you have the right to full compensation for your injuries and other damages. This is especially true if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another party. Calculating the exact amount of your losses can be difficult. To arrive at an accurate figure, many different factors must be considered. Among these are the victim's pain and suffering, as well as the magnitude of their financial losses as a result of the car accident. Even for those with legal experience, this can be a difficult task without the assistance of an Albuquerque car accident attorney.
Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers
Will Ferguson & Associates believes that the legal system remains fair, effective, and efficient for those who have been injured in serious car accidents. After you have been wrongfully injured by another person, our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers have an ethical obligation to fight tirelessly to protect your legal rights. By ensuring that your legal rights are protected, our legal team will vigorously advocate for the full value of your compensation. No one should be held responsible for an accident caused by the negligence of others.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call an Albuquerque law firm today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case.
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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.