Albuquerque, NM - Serious Auto Collision on I-25 near Hwy 550

Albuquerque, NM (June 3, 2023) - A serious car accident occurred in Albuquerque on the afternoon of June 1. At around 3:10 p.m., emergency responders were notified of the crash on Interstate 25. 

Responders including EMTs, police officers, and fire crews were sent to the scene shortly after the collision occurred in order to help those involved. Sources say the crash happened on Interstate 25 near Highway 550. 

Emergency crews remained on the road for an extended period of time, causing significant traffic delays in the area. Two right lanes were blocked while crews were at the scene. Local motorists were urged to use alternate routes while the scene was occupied by responders. 

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. We hope for their full and fast recovery. 

New Mexico Traffic Collisions

Albuquerque, NM - Serious Auto Collision on I-25 near Hwy 550In 2022, 42,795 people lost their lives in fatal car accidents throughout the United States. This is a small drop of approximately 0.3% compared to 2021. Car accidents are the main cause of death among individuals ages 15 to 20 throughout the country. In fact, people ages 16 to 19 are most often involved and injured in car accidents. The fatal crash rate among teenage drivers is almost 3 times that of drivers aged 20 or higher, per miles driven.

Most of the car crashes reported throughout the state of New Mexico are the result of human errors. In the Land of Enchantment, on average, more than 120 auto collisions are reported per day. These incidents usually happen due to drivers who are reckless, negligent, and careless while behind the wheel. Car accidents in the United States are mostly caused by driver negligence. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 90% of the auto crashes reported in the country happen due to reckless, careless, and negligent drivers. 

According to recent information provided by the National Safety Council, the odds of dying in an auto accident are about one in 103. This means that at least one death out of every 103 drivers on the road will occur on any given day. Car accidents in the United States happen for countless reasons, however, the main one is driver negligence. The most commonly seen form of driver negligence is driver distraction, which causes over 400,000 accidents per year. Experts consider distraction a substantial public health issue in the United States. Distracted driving reduces a driver's reaction time, increases their inability to remain in their own lane, and increases the devastation that results from an accident.

If you or a member of your family were hurt in a car crash caused by driver negligence, contact a skilled personal injury lawyer in Albuquerque from the law office of Will Ferguson & Associates for a free consult with one of our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys. We will come to visit you in the hospital, at home, or at our office. We can help you determine if you are able to recover damages for your injuries and make sure the insurance company does not try to take advantage of you and your situation. You can reach our office by calling  (505) 243-5566  to learn more about how we can help you during this difficult time.


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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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