Hondo, NM (September 8, 2020) – A head-on collision claimed the life of a motorcyclist on Saturday afternoon, September 5th, on U.S. 380/U.S. 70, in the vicinity of mile marker 106 in Hondo.
Officers with the NMSP say that a woman now identified as Charity Autumn Swanner was driving eastbound in a 2004 Dodge Durango when the vehicle left the roadway around 12:07 p.m. Swanner then brought the vehicle back onto the road and crossed the center line where she struck a westbound 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle head-on.
Crews arrived at the scene and the operator of the motorcycle, now identified as 49-year-old Nicholas E. Woods, of Hobbs, was pronounced deceased. Swanner was cited for careless driving but there has been no word on any other charges at this time.
An investigation into the cause of this accident remains ongoing.
We offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this motorcycle accident.
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Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New Mexico
Between February 2019 and August in the same year, a total of 27 motorcyclists were killed in collisions with motor vehicles throughout the state of New Mexico. Motorcycle accidents in New Mexico are commonly fatal, and throughout the year before, a motorcycle rider was reported to have been involved in a serious collision nearly every eight hours across the country. Contributing factors in any motorcycle accident are often reported as issues such as distracted driving, DUI, and speeding.
Victims and their families often have many questions after being seriously injured in a devastating and unexpected motorcycle collision. In many cases, injured motorcyclists are left with overwhelming pain that negatively impacts their health, wellbeing, and lifestyle.
Our team at Local Accident Reports understands the challenges injured riders and their families face, mentally, physically, and financially, as they begin the recovery process. For this reason, our team provides invaluable resources and information to anyone who has been injured in a serious New Mexico motorcycle accident as a result of another person’s actions.
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