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Lamy, NM - Eliza Souza Charged Following DWI Crash on NM-41

April 2, 2020
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Lamy, NM (April 2, 2020) - A mother from Santa Fe is facing multiple charges after a crash that left her paralyzed and her 7-year-old daughter severely injured. The accident in question took place on Thursday, March 19th, near Lamy, New Mexico. Eliza Souza, 34, was driving on NM-41 when she went through the intersection of US Highway 285, crashing into the embankment below. 

At the time of the accident, Souza was driving in a 2006 Lincoln Navigator at a high rate of speed with her 7-year-old daughter. Authorities reported that she smelled of alcohol, and neither her or her daughter were restrained at the time of the accident. Both Souza and her daughter were hospitalized with serious injuries. 

Souza was charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, aggravated DWI, careless driving, and other crimes. An ongoing investigation into the accident 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

Lamy, NM - Eliza Souza Charged Following DWI Crash on NM-41Intoxication and driving don’t mix. New Mexico has a particularly severe issue with drunk driving. The state has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths per capita, with Alaska coming in at a close second. 

28 percent of roadway deaths each year involve alcohol. Injured parties often suffer devastating and life-changing injuries after these accidents. Injured parties and their families should consult with a qualified New Mexico car crash attorney to pursue lost compensation. 

Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We believe that reckless drivers should be held accountable for their actions. Give us a call today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case. 

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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