Valencia, NM (September 7, 2020) – Two people were killed in a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck at about 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, September 5th. The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of New Mexico State Route 47 and Roberto Road in the town of Valencia.
Officials with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office said that a man identified as Martin Rael, 57, of Peralta, was heading south along NM-47 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when the driver of a pickup truck turned north off of Roberto Road. Rael collided with the pickup and the impact of the collision caused both vehicles to catch fire.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where other drivers had stopped and pulled Rael from the wreckage. Responders arrived at the scene where they pronounced both Rael and the driver of the pickup, now identified as Jerry Olguin, 93, of Los Lunas, deceased.
An investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
Our local New Mexico wrongful death attorney Will Ferguson is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our New Mexico wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today.
Motorcycle Accidents in New Mexico
From February 2019 to August in the same year, a total of no less than 27 motorcyclists were killed in collisions with various vehicles around the state of New Mexico. Motorcycle accidents in New Mexico are commonly deadly, and in the year before, a motorcycle rider was reported to have been involved in a collision every eight hours throughout the United States. Contributing factors in any motorcycle accident are often reported as issues such as distracted driving and inattentive operation.
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