Albuquerque, NM (July 16, 2020) – According to law enforcement officers with the Albuquerque Police Department, one person is in critical condition following an auto-pedestrian collision that occurred in the southeast area of the city. The accident was reported on Tuesday night, July 14th, at the intersection of Central Avenue and Wyoming Boulevard.
APD officials say that a pedestrian was crossing the intersection when they were struck by an unspecified vehicle. First responders arrived at the scene and emergency medical technicians hurried to transport the victim to the University of New Mexico Hospital with critical injuries. No comment has been reported concerning the exact condition of the wounded party.
Authorities stated that the APD’s Motors Unit is currently in charge of the investigation into this incident. No further details have been made available.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in New Mexico
According to official citywide statistics, more than 400 people were struck by motor vehicles across the city of Albuquerque in 2018 alone. Of the hundreds of pedestrians who were hit, a total of 34 suffered life-ending wounds as a result. It may come as no surprise to realize that pedestrian accidents in New Mexico, like anywhere else in the country, are often among the most detrimental kinds of accidents anywhere in the state. While it is undoubtedly overwhelming and difficult, it is terribly important for victims and bereaved family members to fully understand that they may likely have substantial rights protected by law at this time.
In many cases, pedestrians are overlooked by vehicle operators, and victims end up struck and critically injured or killed by absolutely no fault of their own. Such devastating accidents quickly result in immensely high costs associated with issues such as hospitalizations or funerals. Alongside these expenses, victims are often put out of work and the high costs only accumulate alongside lost wages. Under no circumstances should victims or their families suffer the burden of these expenses for no other reasons than the actions of a careless driver. The only place to turn during such a time is toward obtaining skilled and compassionate representation that understands the law and will fight for the justice you deserve.
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