Albuquerque, NM - Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-&-Run at Odelia Rd & Edith Blvd

Albuquerque, NM (August 30, 2023) - One person was killed following a hit-and-run crash in Albuquerque on Wednesday, August 30. 

The deadly accident took place at the corner of Odelia Road and Edith Boulevard just after midnight. It was reported that a BMW sport utility vehicle rear-ended a motorcycle. The driver dragged the bike for roughly half a mile along Broadway Boulevard. The impact caused the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. 

The injured rider was transported to a local hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries. It was later revealed that the three people inside the SUV fled the scene on foot and abandoned the vehicle. The vehicle had reportedly been reported as stolen the previous day. 

No further information on the deadly accident has been provided, and charges are currently pending. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly motorcycle accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Hit-&-Run Accidents in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-&-Run at Odelia Rd & Edith BlvdThere are few things as devastating as a hit-and-run accident. Not only are victims left with serious injuries, but in some cases, they are unable to get the treatment that they desperately need to recover. This is why many hit-and-run crashes are known to result in fatal injuries. Cyclists and pedestrians are common victims of hit-and-runs across the United States. Almost 5 percent of traffic deaths and 20 percent of pedestrian fatalities involve drivers who flee the scene. The rate of hit-and-run fatalities has reached all-time highs in recent years, and an estimated 682,000 of these collisions are reported each year on average. 

Losing a family member is the most devastating thing that can happen in our lives, and it is common for families to be lost and overwhelmed by the grief that follows. Many do not even consider taking legal action in order to recover financially from expenses resulting from a deadly car accident. 

A wrongful death happens when the negligence or wrongdoing of another person results in the death of another. It is the term usually associated with cases pursued by families who have recently lost a loved one in an auto accident. You need to make sure you have skilled legal time on your side when you are pursuing a wrongful death claim. These types of cases are some of the most complicated and require the aid of a skilled legal team in order to ensure they are successful. 

We understand that you are going through many emotions after losing someone close to you. The legal team at Will Ferguson & Associates is here to help you navigate the complicated claims process to ensure that the person responsible for a deadly motorcycle crash is brought to justice. If you want to know more about your rights to pursue a claim, contact our law offices at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your situation with an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer

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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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