Lemitar, NM - Patricia Despain Killed, Two Hurt in Auto Accident on I-25

Lemitar, NM (May 28, 2023) - One person lost their life, and two others were hurt in a car crash that occurred in Lemitar. The wreck occurred at around 11:00 a.m. on I-25 on May 21, Sunday. 

The crash involved two cars on Interstate 25 when a 2015 Nissan passenger vehicle was headed south on the interstate behind a 2007 Jeep SUV. A rear-end crash occurred between the two vehicles, causing the jeep to roll over. 

A passenger present in the jeep, identified as Patricia Despain of Holbrook, Arizona, lost her life at the scene. The two drivers were both sent to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. The NMSP is currently investigating the incident. 

Emergency crews were observed working at the scene for an extended period of time on Sunday. Authorities continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. 

New Mexico Auto Collisions

Lemitar, NM - One Killed, Two Hurt in Auto Accident on I-25 Auto collisions happen frequently in the United States. Each day, approximately 17,000 car crashes are reported. These wrecks injure over 7,000 people per day. Driver distraction has been on the rise in the past decade, causing auto accidents to become a lot more severe and frequent. Drivers who choose to drive at unsafe speeds while distracted, intoxicated, or too tired cause the majority of car wrecks reported throughout the country. This means that millions of car wrecks happen due to the negligence of drivers. 

If you or a loved one of yours has recently been hurt in a car accident, you may be held financially responsible for the financial consequences. These may include personal injuries, property damage, and even fatalities. 

With the majority of car crashes in the United States happening due to driver negligence, it is likely that your crash occurred because of a negligent driver. Whether it was partially or fully the fault of another person, you deserve to be compensated for your losses and injuries. A car crash attorney can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation if you or someone in your family has sustained injuries in an accident caused by a negligent driver.

Depending on the severity of the crash that caused you to become injured, you may qualify for financial compensation for a wide array of damages. Lost wages, pain, and suffering, vehicle repairs, and other losses that may have resulted from the accident are eligible for financial compensation. 

If you have lost a beloved family member in a negligently caused accident, you may be going through an extremely difficult time. If you think that your loved one’s accident was caused by the negligent actions of another person, you should contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can to learn more about your legal options. 

You can collect financial compensation by contacting a car crash lawyer who can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim. The car accident lawyers in Albuquerque from Will Ferguson & Associates have decades of experience helping injured crash victims make full financial recoveries. Contact our law firm to get the help you need to recover. 

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


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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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