Rio Rancho, NM - 2 Injured in Hot Air Balloon Accident at ABQ Balloon Fiesta
Rio Rancho, NM (October 8, 2019) - Two people were reportedly injured in a hot air balloon accident near Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The accident took place on Monday, October 7th, at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The two injured parties were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The injured victims were the pilot of the balloon and another passenger. The balloon made a hard landing, causing both to be ejected from the basket of the hot air balloon. The balloon reportedly struck a powerline, and its basket caught on fire due to the incident.
This story is still developing. An investigation is underway into the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hot Air Balloon Accidents in New Mexico
Accidents involving hot air balloons do not always result in injury. However, they happen more often than one may imagine. Between 2000 and 2016, there were more than 2,000 hot air balloon accidents in the United States.
During this time, 21 people were killed in these accidents. Injured victims may be unsure of what to do after being involved in such an uncommon event. In some cases, injured parties are able to obtain lost compensation with the help of a trained New Mexico personal injury lawyer.
Will Ferguson & Associates will fight diligently for your deserved compensation. We have helped countless victims win million-dollar settlements to help them recover after being injured in a crash. Give us a call today at (505) 243-5566 to see how we can help you.
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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.