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Organ, NM - Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Tahoe on US-70 near Bataan Memorial

December 12, 2022
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Organ, NM (December 12, 2022) - On Friday, December 9, a 16-year-old pedestrian was killed in an accident near Organ. 

The deadly crash was reported on US-70 near Bataan Memorial at around 4 p.m. Emergency units were called to the scene of a pedestrian-vehicle accident. It was revealed that the pedestrian was traveling on a sidewalk when they were hit by an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe. 

The 16-year-old victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 18-year-old Isaiah Angel Anthony Gutierrez, remained at the scene and was charged in relation to the crash. 

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

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico

Organ, NM - Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Tahoe on US-70 near Bataan MemorialIn Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, there has been an increasing number of pedestrian fatalities. According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are roughly 70 pedestrian fatalities in the state each year. Pedestrians are more likely to have serious injuries in collisions. The state has had the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation for many years. 

The law in New Mexico allows surviving spouses, children under the age of 18, and other close relatives the option to do so as their primary means of obtaining some measure of justice for the loss of a loved one, even though receiving financial compensation for the untimely death of a loved one will never bring them back. This is true even though collecting recompense for a loved one's untimely death won't bring them back. The personal representative of a deceased person may be used to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased individual's surviving children, spouse, or other family members. There may be some extra relatives who qualify as well.

The surviving members of a family frequently experience grief and a loss of hope after the untimely passing of a loved one in the family. It may be possible to file a wrongful death claim in certain circumstances, which can assist the family of the deceased in obtaining financial compensation. In this article, the reader will discover useful information regarding wrongful death cases, such as what they are, how to file one, and any potential monetary awards that may be available. This information will be provided to the reader in the form of an explanation.

You might believe that nothing in your life will ever be the same again after losing a loved one. We are all too aware of the pain that bereaved families in New Mexico go through. The goal of Will Ferguson & Associates is to support families who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. After the death of a family member, an Organ wrongful death attorney can assist you in obtaining crucial financial support.

To schedule a meeting with a lawyer to discuss your options for obtaining compensation following an unexpected loss in the family, contact our offices at (505) 243-5566.

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

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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