Edgewood, NM - Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Crash with SUV

Edgewood, NM (July 25, 2023) - A truck driver was killed after a two-vehicle crash in the Edgewood area on Monday morning, July 24. 

The accident was reported at around 11 a.m. as an SUV crashed into a Freightliner water truck, causing the rig to overturn. The driver of the truck sustained fatal injuries in the accident. 

The identities of the involved parties have been withheld, and no additional information on the fatal accident has been provided at this time. 

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

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

Deadly Trucking Accidents in New Mexico

Edgewood, NM - Truck Driver Killed in Rollover Crash with SUVWe all share the road with large trucks, as they transport all of the goods we rely on having access to our in local stores day to day. In the United States, there are 500,000 semi-truck accidents reported each year, which cause hundreds of thousands of injuries and more than 5,000 fatalities. About 1,400 of the 43,000 or more car accidents in New Mexico each year involve semi-trucks, and one out of every 30 semi-truck accidents results in fatal injuries. 

In a wrongful death lawsuit, the at-fault party can be held responsible for their actions. Everyone has a responsibility to drive safely, and this is particularly true of truck drivers. When that duty of care is breached, and someone is harmed or killed as a result, the law allows you to seek compensation for that loss. When a person dies in a car wreck they did not cause, surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death claim. 

Any subsequent wrongful death action can be filed by the person chosen to serve as the decedent's personal representative. Depending on the situation, that representation can be a relative of the deceased, a lawyer, or a guardian appointed by the court. It can be useful to have an impartial party represent the deceased individual in the lawsuit when the survivors are at odds with one another or when there may be a dispute over who is entitled to any money recovered in the litigation.

The families of victims killed in trucking accidents are often left to suffer the most. Will Ferguson & Associates is dedicated to supporting you in your pursuit for compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit if a loved one was unjustly killed by a negligent driver. Call our offices at (505) 243-5566 immediately to schedule a free consultation with an Edgewood truck accident lawyer.

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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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