Santa Fe, NM - Part of I-25 Shut Down Following Crash With Injuries
Santa Fe, NM (August 29, 2019) - Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 25 outside of La Bajada was closed following a crash that occurred shortly after 7:00 on Thursday morning, August 29.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation issued a statement saying that I-25 northbound was closed off at the Cochiti exit at milepost 264 close to La Bajada following the accident. Traffic could be seen on the NMDOT cameras already starting to gridlock as morning commuters attempted to make their way towards Santa Fe.
The cameras also showed a single car being loaded onto the flatbed of a wrecker. It looked as though the vehicle may have been ablaze for a while, although at this juncture it is uncertain exactly how the accident transpired and how many vehicles were actually involved.
The affected portion of I-25 was reopened to motorists roughly four hours after the accident took place. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office was able to confirm that there were several injuries caused by the indeterminate interstate incident but just how many victims there were and their medical status’ remain unknown at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Santa Fe
For the majority of people in New Mexico, driving is second nature. It is something that they do several times a day, every single day. It is how they get to work, how they get home, how they pick up their kids after school, and how they run their errands.
Regrettably, our hurried lifestyles often incentivize the idea of multitasking in order to get more accomplished in a smaller window of time. It has become common practice to multitask even when we are behind the wheel. Unfortunately, an average of 34 people lose their lives prematurely in the form of fatal car accidents every single month. Based on an analysis of recently collected data, almost 26% of these accidents stem from one type or another of distracted driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a distracted driver, then you need to retain the excellent legal talent of a licensed, qualified personal injury attorney just as soon as you are able. Here at Will Ferguson & Associates, we are able to help you fight for the financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering to which you are entitled under New Mexico law. Please reach out to us by calling (505) 243-5566 and speaking with one of our attorneys regarding your personal injury case.
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