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Albuquerque, NM - Update: Ledonta Jenkins Fatally Hit by Hyundai at I-25 & Gibson Blvd

January 11, 2023
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Albuquerque, NM (January 11, 2023) - On Monday, January 9, a pedestrian was killed following a traffic accident in the Albuquerque area. 

The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of Interstate 25 and Gibson Boulevard at around 9:30 p.m. Local sources indicated that 43-year-old Ledonta Jenkins was attempting to cross the highway when they were hit by a Hyundai Sonata. Jenkins suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The 21-year-old driver of the Hyundai was not hurt in the crash. No additional information has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly pedestrian crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ledonta Jenkins at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Update: Ledonta Jenkins Fatally Hit by Hyundai at I-25 & Gibson BlvdIn recent years, there have been more fatal pedestrian accidents in Albuquerque and New Mexico overall. The state averages roughly 70 pedestrian fatalities yearly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrians are more susceptible to suffering significant injuries in auto accidents, and New Mexico has long had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities nationwide. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, speak with an experienced lawyer.

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Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

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.

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