Albuquerque, NM (July 20, 2020) – Authorities with the Albuquerque Police Department reported on a fatal collision between a vehicle and a bicyclist that took place on Sunday night, July 19th. It happened at the intersection of Golf Course Road and Marna Lynn Avenue around 9:40 p.m.
According to the APD, a man approached the intersection on a bicycle when he was hit by an unspecified vehicle. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene where they went to work assisting the victim.
Officials say the injured cyclist was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later. Few details have been made available as the investigation into this incident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New Mexico
A total of more than 45,000 cyclists were reported to have sustained injuries during collisions with motor vehicles back in the year 2015, according to official reports. While every incident is generally surrounded by its own unique circumstances, researchers found that the most bicycle accidents that result in life-ending injuries take place alongside roadways as opposed to an intersection. Nevertheless, serious accidents of all kinds occur in many various locations every single day, and it is important to know those bicycle accidents in New Mexico are often serious because of negligent drivers, as well as the lack of protection at the time of the crash.
In many instances, bicyclists are overlooked by other drivers and victims end up struck and severely injured or killed by no fault of their own. Such catastrophic accidents rapidly result in terribly high costs because of issues such as hospitalizations or funerals. Alongside these expenses, victims are generally unable to work and the cost of recovery only accumulates on top of lost wages. Under no conditions should victims or their loved ones suffer the burden of these expenses because of the actions of a careless or otherwise negligent driver. The first place to turn during such an overwhelming time is toward a skilled and compassionate attorney who understands the law and will go to work for the justice you deserve.
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