Vado, NM - Man Critically Hurt in Hit-&-Run on SR 478 near Franco Rd

Vado, NM (August 2, 2023) - A man suffered critical injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run accident outside of Vado on Monday, August 1. 

The accident was reported on State Route 478 near Franco Road at around 6 a.m. A man was hit by a vehicle on the roadway. The victim was later airlifted to a hospital in El Paso in critical condition. 

The at-fault driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the injured party. It is believed that the suspect vehicle was a Ford pickup truck or sport-utility vehicle. It may have a damaged headlight or front-end damage as a result of the crash. 

No additional information has been provided at this time. 

Local authorities are handling the ongoing crash investigation. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Hit-&-Run Accidents in New Mexico

Vado, NM - Man Critically Hurt in Hit-&-Run on SR 478 near Franco RdIn the United States, hit-and-run accidents are a significant problem, and statistics show that the issue is only getting worse with time. Drivers who flee the scene of an accident account for more than 5 percent of traffic fatalities nationwide, and the annual rate of hit-and-run accidents increases by around 7.2 percent each year. Statistics further show that 68 percent of deadly hit-and-run accidents involve bikers or pedestrians, who are at greater risk of sustaining critical injuries in a car accident. 

We all know that car crashes are terrible events. However, when they involve someone traveling on foot, it can be even more devastating for those involved. Pedestrian-vehicle collisions frequently lead to severe injuries. These injuries can vary in severity depending on a number of distinct factors, including the vehicle's speed, the angle of impact, the body part injured, the vehicle's construction, and even the location of the accident. It is essential to use a New Mexico pedestrian accident lawyer to help gather evidence and determine who is at fault in any crash involving a car and a pedestrian.

A lawyer can assist an injured party in compiling witness accounts, scene photos, information from other drivers, and, in some circumstances, video footage of the collision. Drivers frequently attempt to place the blame on a pedestrian, as any New Mexico pedestrian accident lawyer who has handled countless pedestrian accident claims can tell you. However, a knowledgeable attorney can also assist a pedestrian who has been hurt in compiling the necessary proof of responsibility.

If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash, Will Ferguson & Associates has the expertise required to help you make a complete recovery from your injuries. Call our offices at (505) 243-5566 as soon as possible if you think you have a claim for compensation. Our Vado car accident lawyers work for their clients to receive the full value of their claims, and we can use our years of knowledge to help you obtain fair compensation for your losses. We promise our clients that they will not have to pay unless we win their case, so you have no reason not to contact us today to get started on your recovery. 


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