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Hachita, NM – Police Identify Man Killed in Bicycle Crash on NM 146

Hachita, NM (September 24, 2019) – Authorities have identified the man who was struck and killed while riding a bicycle on Saturday morning, September 21st, in the town of Hachita. 66-year-old Michael Rachelson, of Norcross, GA, lost his life in the accident that happened at around 10:00 a.m. along State Route 146.

New Mexico State Police stated that Rachelson was traveling along NM 146 SB when he was hit by a 2010 Chevrolet SUV heading in the same direction. The operator of the SUV, identified only as a 56-year-old man from Phoenix, AZ, remained at the scene as police and paramedics arrived.

Rachelson was tragically pronounced deceased at the crash site. At this time, alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the incident. NMSP is currently in charge of the investigation into this accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Rachelson at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New Mexico

Hachita, NM – Police Identify Man Killed in Bicycle Crash on NM 146

Around 45,000 bicyclists sustained injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle in 2015 alone. According to research, the vast majority of fatal bicycle crashes occur along a roadside as opposed to at an intersection. It is imperative to understand that bicycle accidents in New Mexico tend to be tremendously serious due to the complete lack of protection at the time of impact.

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