Thoreau, NM - Three Hurt in DWI Crash at US-66 & NM-371

Thoreau, NM (May 23, 2023) - Three people were hurt following a collision involving New Mexico State Police vehicles and an alleged drunk driver in Thoreau on Friday, May 19. 

The accident was reported near the intersection of US-66 and NM-371 at around 6:40 p.m. It was reported that an SUV sped through a checkpoint and crashed into two NMSP vehicles. The SUV hit two women and an officer standing nearby. 

The three victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. It was reported that 35-year-old Joshua Floehr, of Bloomfield, was taken into custody for driving under the influence and other charges related to the accident. 

No further updates have been provided. 

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

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

DWI Accidents in New Mexico

Thoreau, NM - Three Hurt in DWI Crash at US-66 & NM-371Driving under the influence endangers everyone on the road. Government statistics show that New Mexico has one of the nation's highest rates of arrests for drinking-related offenses. A total of 10 000 people every year in America lose their lives in drunk driving crashes, and on average, a drunk driver causes a fatality every 52 minutes. You may be able to obtain compensation if you were hurt by a drunk driver in New Mexico. 

You may find it challenging to file your own automobile accident claim in New Mexico on your own following a collision. You should see a local lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims if you want to fully understand the law and the legal process. The best legal representative will be able to protect your rights and bargain for a reasonable resolution on your behalf. If settlement talks fail, your lawyer should also be ready to go to trial.

Your life might never be the same if you or a loved one suffered an injury on the road as a result of someone else's negligence or recklessness. Life can be quite difficult for people who suffer major injuries in crashes since they usually deal with physical, mental, and financial problems. A New Mexico car accident attorney that actually cares about your present and future is who you need on your side.

After being hurt in a car accident, you should begin building your case as soon as you can. Contacting a knowledgeable Albuquerque car accident attorney is the first step to recovery. You need to make sure that your case can give you the best opportunity of being fairly compensated for your injuries and other associated damages. Having legal representation from the beginning of your case will put your attorney in a better position to gather relevant evidence and create a strong case for recovery. Call our offices at (505) 243-5566 as soon as possible to speak with a lawyer from Will Ferguson & Associates about your legal options.


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