Carlsbad, NM - Drunk Driver Kills Bicyclist David MacLaskey on W Church St

Carlsbad, NM (June 3, 2023) - A drunk teenager fatally struck a bicyclist in Carlsbad on the evening of May 27. At approximately 10:00 p.m., emergency responders went to the scene to render aid and investigate. 

Authorities say the crash occurred in the 1200 block of West Church Street when David MacLaskey, 63, was struck by a vehicle. He was found with critical injuries and transported to Carlsbad Medical Center where he later lost his life. 

The individual who initially struck MacLaskey left the scene initially and went to Richard Street, however, they later returned to the scene with their damaged vehicle. 

Authorities observed a hole in the suspect’s windshield with blood surrounding it. Authorities in Carlsbad continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of David MacLaskey at this time. 

New Mexico Pedestrian Crashes

 Carlsbad, NM - Drunk Driver Kills Bicyclist David MacLaskey on W Church St Pedestrians are more likely to be fatally injured in auto accidents. This is due to the fact that they travel totally unprotected against the strong force of large vehicles. When pedestrians are involved in accidents, they often sustain injuries that are debilitating or even fatal. Broken bones, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries are extremely common among pedestrians involved in traffic accidents. 

New Mexico has had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States since 2016. Statistics show that pedestrians are almost twice as likely to lose their lives in auto accidents than the occupants of vehicles. Unfortunately, the majority of pedestrian accidents in the United States are caused by negligent drivers. Driver negligence is responsible for almost all of the traffic accidents reported in the United States. 

Serious car wrecks happen most often due to the actions of distracted, intoxicated, speeding, or over-tired drivers. Drivers who are not paying close attention to the road and their immediate surroundings are more likely to end up hitting a pedestrian who is attempting to cross the road, or who is walking along the sidewalk. When you lose a loved one in a pedestrian crash caused by a negligent driver, it is necessary to take legal action so you can recover compensation. 

You can collect financial compensation for the costs related to funeral care, burial costs, medical care costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, loss of life enjoyment, loss of consortium, and more. Many different damages, both economic and non-economic, may result from losing a loved one in a car wreck caused by a negligent driver. Not only do you deserve to be compensated for your loss, but the negligent party needs to be held accountable for their actions so they are less likely to hurt another person in the future, and so you get the justice you deserve. 

Contact Will Ferguson & Associates as soon as you can after you lose someone you love in an accident. We know that this is a difficult time in your life, but we are here to help you in any way we can. Collecting financial compensation could help you be able to focus more on your emotional recovery and that of your family. 

Call our team of wrongful death lawyers in Albuquerque at Will Ferguson & Associates at  (505) 243-5566 as soon as you can to learn more about your legal rights.

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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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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