Albuquerque, NM - Man Hurt in Moped Collision at Central Ave & California St

Albuquerque, NM (August 17, 2023) - On Wednesday night, August 16, there were reported injuries after a two-vehicle accident in the Albuquerque area. 

The accident took place at around 10:17 p.m. at the corner of Central Avenue NE and California Street NE. A man was reportedly riding a moped when he collided with another vehicle. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene, and the area was closed down for several hours. 

The injured party was transported to a local hospital for treatment of sustained injuries. No updates on their condition have been provided at this time. 

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

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Moped Crashes in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Man Hurt in Moped Collision at Central Ave & California StRiding a moped can leave you more exposed to the dangers of the road. Just like motorcyclists, moped riders are more likely to sustain serious injuries in the event of an accident. Statistics show that nearly 40 percent of moped accidents result in bone fractures of some kind, and 7 percent of these crashes end in head trauma. Motorcycle and moped riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a crash compared to those traveling in a passenger car. Unfortunately, almost 90 percent of moped riders lack any type of insurance coverage. 

There are certain things that you need to do after an accident. After you make sure that you were not seriously hurt, you need to gather any evidence that is available. You need to get the contact information of the other driver if another person was involved in the incident. Look around and see if there was anyone nearby who witnessed the crash. You should get their information as well because they can potentially provide crucial testimony in order to win your case. You need to contact the authorities so they can come and officially document the crash, and then you should always get medical attention. If you put off treatment, it can be a sign to the insurance provider that you were not seriously hurt, and it can even argue that your injuries were not related to the accident. 

You should not provide the insurance company will a recorded statement without first contacting a trusted New Mexico motorcycle crash lawyer. You need to make contact with all involved insurers, but it is in your best favor to have a lawyer in your corner first. This way, you can avoid being taken advantage of by a dishonest insurance adjuster. 

If you were hurt in a moped accident, the team of attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to give you the legal help you need to make a full recovery. Injured parties should not be held financially responsible for the negligent actions of another person. If you were seriously hurt in a moped crash, contact our offices today at (505) 243-5566. We want to make sure that you and your family are able to obtain a full recovery. 

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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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