Rio Rancho, NM (October 9, 2019) – Two people were injured in an accident at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta that took place on Monday, October 7th. The hot air balloon accident happened near Rio Rancho, according to authorities.
The pilot and one passenger in a hot air balloon suffered injuries after the craft made a hard landing and struck a power line in the process. Both victims were ejected from the balloon and the basket reportedly caught on fire.
The current conditions of the victims were not reported and the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time.
Personal Injury Accidents in New Mexico
Personal injury accidents in New Mexico often involve many different types of vehicles and equipment. While a hot air balloon accident might seem relatively rare, they actually occur more frequently than one might imagine. In fact, over 2,000 hot air balloon accidents occurred across the nation between 2000 and 2016 alone. The most important thing to understand, however, is that you may have serious rights if you have been injured in any way by no fault of your own.
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