Albuquerque, NM - Woman Charged in Deadly Bicycle Crash at Gibson & Yale Blvd

Albuquerque, NM (June 6, 2023) - A woman has been charged in relation to a fatal bicycle accident that took place in Albuquerque on Monday morning, June 5. 

The deadly accident was reported at around 1 a.m. at the intersection of Gibson and Yale Boulevards. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of an accident and found a male cyclist lying on the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

It was later revealed that a pickup truck hit the victim, and the driver fled the scene. The driver was later identified as 23-year-old Leann Grace Blackhorse. It is believed that driver inattention and intoxication were factors in the deadly crash. 

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

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

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New Mexico 

Albuquerque, NM - Woman Charged in Deadly Bicycle Crash at Gibson & Yale BlvdBicycles are smaller than other vehicles. Riders just do not have the same level of protection in the case of an accident, even when they are wearing the proper safety gear. The most current figures show that about 300 people died in traffic-related accidents in New Mexico last year, and seven of these fatalities were bicycle riders. In other words, about 2% of people killed in car accidents in New Mexico were cyclists.

You should seriously consider filing a wrongful death claim if your loved one dies as a result of another person's carelessness or negligence. Your family may be able to get financial compensation to cover any losses and expenses stemming from the accident by taking legal action against the party at fault. Working with one of our New Mexico wrongful death attorneys will give you the best chance of securing justice for your loved one.

No matter what kind of accident took your loved one's life, you should get in touch with a New Mexico wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can. Your lawyer will be able to decide whether or not your family has a case against the criminal. Working with a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney can improve your chances of receiving both justice and compensation.

You and your loved ones will be left to pick up the pieces if a loved one dies unexpectedly in a bicycle accident. Will Ferguson & Associates wrongful death lawyers are dedicated to helping you through your devastating loss and pursuing restitution in the case of an untimely death. As you fight for the just compensation you deserve, our legal team will be by your side every step of the way. Families may not immediately think to file a lawsuit, but doing so may provide you the best chance to obtain justice and financial compensation. To schedule a consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Albuquerque, call (505) 243-5566 right away.


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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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