San Lorenzo, NM - One Hurt in Fatal ATV Crash on NM-35 in Grant Co

San Lorenzo, NM (April 11, 2023) - One person was killed and another injured after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle outside of San Lorenzo on Friday, April 7.

The fatal accident took place in Grant County on NM-35 near mile marker 18 at around 11 p.m. It was reported that a 35-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were riding the ATV when the vehicle overturned. Both riders were ejected. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The other victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The deceased party was later identified as Alexander Yassie. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash. 

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

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Alexander Yassie at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.

ATV Accidents in New Mexico

San Lorenzo, NM - One Hurt in Fatal ATV Crash on NM-35 in Grant CoBetween 2015 and 2017, 2,210 fatal off-road vehicle accidents were reported in the United States, 1,671 of which included all-terrain vehicles. A total of  27 fatal ATV accidents during this time resulted in 28 reported fatalities in New Mexico. It is believed that from 2015 to 2019, emergency departments nationally treated 524,600 injuries brought on by collisions involving off-highway vehicles. These automobiles aren't built to handle the impact of a passenger automobile, and they are not intended for use on major highways.

The motorist who caused your injuries may be liable for any accident-related losses, including any injuries you may have had and any property damage you may have experienced, in accordance with New Mexico state law. You should consult with an experienced lawyer to assess whether you have a claim for compensation and to ensure that each step of the procedure is handled properly. Before speaking with your insurance provider or signing a medical release, you should seek legal advice to ensure that you do not miss any crucial checkpoints in the healing process.

By seeking the excellent legal advice of a seasoned attorney, you can avoid unintentionally damaging your case or waiving crucial rights. The majority of car accidents are the result of negligence or poor driving. For a number of reasons, such as disobeying the law, being distracted while driving, or operating a car after drinking, a driver may be to fault in an accident. With the help of your attorney, you can determine how the other driver contributed to your injuries.

If you suffer serious injuries in an auto accident, Will Ferguson & Associates is prepared to aid in your recovery. Our legal team will fight for your rights and support you throughout the full recovery process if a negligent driver injured you. When you seek compensation for your injuries from dishonest insurance companies, our attorneys will advocate for you. Our attorneys have years of experience helping accident victims get back on their feet, so they are completely aware of the difficulties you may be experiencing if you were harmed in a catastrophic traffic accident. Call a San Lorenzo personal injury attorney at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your issue if you require assistance or have questions about how to submit a personal injury claim.


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