Las Cruces, NM - Francisco Hernandez Killed in Bicycle Crash at Idaho Ave & Alamo St

Las Cruces, NM (June 8, 2023) - A bicyclist was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Las Cruces on Saturday, June 3. 

The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of E. Idaho Avenue and Alamo Street. Local sources revealed that 37-year-old Francisco Hernandez was riding a bicycle westbound when he was hit from behind by an SUV. Hernandez was airlifted to University Medical Center in El Paso in critical condition and later pronounced dead on Monday, June 5. 

There were four occupants in the SUV, but none were injured. No additional information has been provided. 

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

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Francisco Hernandez at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New Mexico

Las Cruces, NM - Francisco Hernandez Killed in Bicycle Crash at Idaho Ave & Alamo StCyclists are exposed to the dangers of the road, and in the event of an accident, riders just do not have the same amount of protection, even when they are wearing the appropriate safety gear. According to the most recent statistics, nearly 300 people passed away in car crashes in New Mexico last year, and seven of those victims were cyclists. In other words, bicycles made up around 2% of the fatalities in car accidents in New Mexico that year. 

If your loved one passes away as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another person, you should strongly consider bringing a wrongful death claim. By pursuing legal action against the person at fault, your family may be able to get financial compensation to cover any losses and expenses resulting from the accident. You will have the best chance of obtaining justice for your loved one if you work with one of our New Mexico wrongful death attorneys.

You should speak with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney as soon as you can, regardless of the type of accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Your lawyer can help you determine if you have grounds for a claim. Your prospects of obtaining both justice and compensation can be increased by working with a skilled and experienced wrongful death attorney, so do not delay in contacting an attorney to discuss your case. 

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 compensation via a wrongful death lawsuit/ As you fight for the full compensation you are entitled to, our legal team will be by your side every step of the way. Families put off seeking legal action after a deadly crash, but doing so might provide you the best chance to obtain justice and financial compensation. If you want to discuss your case, contact a wrongful death attorney in Las Cruces at (505) 243-5566 today. 


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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