Portales, NM - Martha Lozano Killed in Crash with Bus at Ave C & W 2nd St

Portales, NM (April 18, 2023) - On Friday night, April 14, a woman was killed after a two-vehicle crash in the Portales area. 

The deadly crash took place at the intersection of S. Avenue C and W. 2nd Street at around 9:20 p.m. It was reported that Martha Lozano was headed north when the driver of a 1996 bus failed to stop at a red light. The two vehicles collided. 

Lozano was transported to Roosevelt General Hospital before being transferred to a Lubbock hospital. She was later pronounced dead. The driver of the bus, 55-year-old Lisa Poitras of New Hampshire, was charged with homicide by motor vehicle. 

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

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Martha Lozano at this time.

Deadly Red Light Collisions in New Mexico

Portales, NM - Martha Lozano Killed in Crash with Bus at Ave C & W 2nd StOn U.S. roads and highways in 2017, the National Safety Council stated that there were more than 40,000 traffic-related fatalities and 4.5 million traffic-related injuries. More than  132,000 of those traffic-related injuries, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, were thought to have been caused by red-light runners causing collisions. Nationwide, running red lights is one of the main reasons for vehicle collisions. One in three people in the United States is aware of a victim of a red light runner accident.

You should consider filing a wrongful death claim if your loved one died as a result of someone else's carelessness or negligence. This can help your family get the financial compensation that they can utilize to offset some of the losses and expenses they have to suffer when a loved one or family member is unfairly killed in an accident. Working with one of our New Mexico wrongful death attorneys will give you the best chance of securing justice for your loved one.

Regardless of the type of accident that took the life of your loved one, you should get in touch with a New Mexico wrongful death attorney as soon as you can. Your family may be able to sue the at-fault party if it is found their negligence contributed to their death.  Working with a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney can improve your chances of receiving both justice and compensation.

You and your family are probably going through a trying time in your life if a loved one passes away unexpectedly in an automobile accident. To be there for you during this tragic loss, the wrongful death attorneys at Will Ferguson & Associates are dedicated to securing monetary recompense. Our legal team is here to stand by you and fight for the just compensation to which you and your family are entitled. We work hard to make sure that the guilty party is punished and that you are able to make at least a financial recovery. Families who have recently lost a loved one might not think to file a claim right away, but doing so could be very advantageous to you and your surviving family members. Call our offices as soon as possible at (505) 243-5566 to arrange a consultation with one of our Portales wrongful death lawyers.


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