Cedar Crest, NM - Update: David Hunter Dies in Rollover Crash on Sandia Crest Rd
Cedar Crest, NM (February 5, 2022) - Officials have released the name of the man who was killed following a single-vehicle accident in Cedar Crest in a Winter storm on Wednesday, February 2.
It was later reported that 31-year-old David Hunter was traveling in a pickup truck on Sandia Crest Road when it left the roadway. The vehicle fell nearly 100 feet over the edge of a mountain. The roads were reportedly packed with snow, and conditions were extremely dangerous at the time of the accident.
Hunter suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Another man riding in the vehicle was injured for treatment of sustained injuries. No further information has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Hunter at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Crashes in New Mexico
A car's occupants are likely to suffer serious injuries if it flips over. Rollover accidents kill a disproportionate number of people in the United States. Unrestrained occupants were involved in nearly 69 percent of rollover deaths in 2010. Around 7,600 people were killed in rollover accidents in that year. Despite accounting for less than 2% of all traffic accidents, rollovers were involved in nearly 35% of fatal collisions in 2010.
When the negligence of another person results in the loss of a loved one, it is natural that surviving family members would want to seek justice. However, wrongful death claims are some of the most difficult types of cases there are. A wrongful death lawsuit could give families the financial compensation needed to cover funeral expenses and burial costs, medical expenses, mental suffering, and other damages related to a deadly accident. Wrongful death claims involve many complicated laws, including strict statutes of limitations and rules regarding who can file. That is why it helps to have the help of a qualified car crash lawyer in Cedar Crest on your side.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Cedar Crest
When you have lost a loved one in an accident that should never have happened, you need to speak with a Cedar Crest wrongful death lawyer immediately to discuss your options for compensation and protect your legal rights. Will Ferguson & Associates knows that no amount of money in the world can truly be enough to compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, our attorneys also understand that those dealing with the death of a family member are left in a dire financial situation.
If you have recently lost a family member in a sudden accident, call our New Mexico law firm today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help.
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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.