Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident on Pennsylvania St

Albuquerque, NM (August 8, 2023) - On Monday night, August 7, a pedestrian suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a motor vehicle in Albuquerque. 

The fatal crash was reported on Pennsylvania Street near Mountain Road, south of Interstate 40. Police and emergency responders were called to the scene late that evening at around 11:20 p.m. A woman was reportedly walking along the roadway when she was hit by a northbound silver Volkswagen sedan. 

The driver reportedly fled the scene without rendering aid. The injured party sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, no additional information has been provided. 

Authorities are currently seeking information on the at-fault driver and suspect vehicle.

An ongoing investigation into the accident is in progress. Additional information will be made public as it continues. 

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

New Mexico Deadly Pedestrian Crashes

Albuquerque, NM - Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident on Pennsylvania StWalking is never completely safe, especially in New Mexico. The state has the highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, and this is backed up by the latest statistics. The pedestrian death rate in New Mexico was 4.77 per 100,000 people in 2021. There were 103 people killed while walking across the state that year, and this is a record in the state. Statistics further show that 83 of the 6,301 pedestrian deaths reported in the United States in 2019 occurred in the Land of Enchantment. An estimated 20% of traffic deaths in the state involved pedestrians that year. 

We all have to walk from time to time, and you want to think that you will be perfectly safe sharing the road with other vehicles. However, serious crashes happen, and there is next to nothing protecting a pedestrian from the full impact of a collision. Unlike those traveling in a motor vehicle, you are exposed when walking the streets of Albuquerque. This means that you are more likely to sustain life-threatening injuries in the event of a traffic accident. 

For this reason, many pedestrian crashes in New Mexico are known to result in fatalities. Losing a family member is never easy, especially when the death is caused by the negligence of another person. Families are often left to pick up the pieces after a deadly car accident, and there may be legal options available to those close to the victim. You should contact a wrongful death attorney to determine what avenues are open to you in your pursuit of recovery. 

A deadly crash that could have been avoided will change your life. You should not be alone during this difficult time. Will Ferguson & Associates knows how to achieve real results for our clients, and we want to make sure you and your family are able to find justice following a deadly accident. Contact our offices today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your case with an Albuquerque wrongful death lawyer. You can rely on us to give sound advice and make sure that you know the facts of 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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