Taos, NM - Elderly Pedestrian Injured in Vehicle Accident Near Lotaburger
Taos, NM (September 05, 2019) - According to a report from Taos Central Dispatch, a vehicle struck down an elderly man on Tuesday, September 3, at the intersection of Paseo del Pueblo Norte and Upper Ranchitos Road.
The occurred around 11:30 in the morning.
The gentleman sustained injuries after his foot was run over by the car.
Medics arrived promptly on the scene to provide emergency medical treatment. Authorities have not disclosed the nature or severity of the victims’ injuries sustained in the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Taos
Somewhere between 450 and 575 pedestrians are struck by cars and trucks each year in New Mexico. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, that averages out to more than one pedestrian being hit by a car every day. Approximately 90 percent of pedestrians involved in these kinds of accidents are either killed or sustain major injuries.
When the person driving a vehicle hits and harms a pedestrian, the pedestrian or their family have New Mexico personal injury laws on their side. The law places accountability on both pedestrians and motorists. Any driver deemed at-fault in a pedestrian-involved accident could be held responsible for any injuries sustained by the victim.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a pedestrian-involved auto accident, there are laws in place that are specifically designed to protect your rights and ensure your recompense. The personal injury attorneys here at Will Ferguson & Associates have decades of experience helping both pedestrians and drivers who have been injured in a car accident do exactly that. If you would like to receive a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified, reputable personal injury attorneys regarding your pedestrian-involved accident claim, then please give us a call at (505) 243-5566 and speak with someone in our New Mexico offices today.
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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.