South Valley, NM - Pedestrian Accident at Broadway Blvd & Rio Bravo Blvd
South Valley, NM (September 23, 2019) - Late into the evening on Monday, September 23rd, there was a reported auto-pedestrian collision in South Valley, New Mexico. The accident happened at the crossing of Broadway Boulevard SE and Rio Bravo Boulevard SE. Local authorities responded to the scene at around 11:05 p.m.
The accident resulted in the closure of Broadway Boulevard at Rio Bravo Boulevard. Local police officials were present to render aid to the injured pedestrian. The victim’s identity was not released.
The current condition of the injured victim is not known. An investigation into the cause of the collision is currently ongoing. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
New Mexico Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrian fatality rates in New Mexico are largely unrivaled by any other state. Data gathered by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association claims that New Mexico's pedestrian fatality rate was higher than any other state in 2017. 82 pedestrians were killed in 2018 due to motor vehicle crashes, showing that more and more pedestrians are losing their lives each year.
Pedestrian fatalities have been increasing for the past six years. Pedestrians are often seriously injured when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. It is important that injured pedestrians protect their legal rights after being injured in a car crash.
At Will Ferguson & Associates, our team of Albuquerque pedestrian injury attorneys has years of experience helping our clients recover lost compensation for damages sustained in a serious crash. Experience matters when attempting to hold negligent drivers accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another’s negligence on the road, give us a call today at (505) 226-8617.
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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.