Albuquerque, NM - Dominic Valencia Hurt in Pedestrian Crash at I-40 & Eubank Blvd

Albuquerque, NM (July 12, 2023) - A man was hurt after being hit by a motor vehicle on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque on Tuesday, July 11. 

The accident occurred on I-40 near Eubank Boulevard at around 4:45 p.m. It was later revealed that 18-year-old Dominic Valencia was traveling on foot when he was struck by an oncoming SUV. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for broken bones and other injuries. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in progress. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

New Mexico Pedestrian Accidents

Albuquerque, NM - Dominic Valencia Hurt in Pedestrian Crash at I-40 & Eubank BlvdStatistics show that New Mexico has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. In 2016, there were 3.45 pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 people in the state. Florida came in a close second with a rate of 3.22. Nearly 84% of daily pedestrian crashes in New Mexico take place after sundown, and a total of 35 pedestrians were killed on the state's roadways in 2016, with hundreds more being injured. Nearly 104,000 pedestrians nationwide sought medical attention for injuries sustained in motor accidents in 2020.

Human negligence is known to cause serious pedestrian crashes. The main causes of pedestrian collisions in Albuquerque are driver inattention and reckless driving. Many drivers engage in negligent driving behaviors when they shouldn't, and right-of-way violations, drunk driving, and excessive speeding are all dangerous for pedestrians.

Drivers can hit a pedestrian for many reasons. In places like downtown Albuquerque or at school crossings, where there is a lot of foot activity, pedestrian accidents are much more common. Crosswalks, school zones, intersections, parking garages, and parking lots are all high-risk areas for pedestrians, and serious accidents can take place whenever there is foot traffic and vehicle interaction.

Pedestrians are more likely to be seriously injured in a collision, and you need to make sure that the at-fault party is held accountable. The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates knows how to handle pedestrian injury cases, and we have helped many people just like you make a full recovery after being hit by a reckless driver. Get in touch with a trained pedestrian accident lawyer in Albuquerque and give us a call today at (505) 243-5566.

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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.

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