I-40 Four Vehicle Crash in Albuquerque, NM Causes Serious Injuries


August 5, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Four Vehicles Were Involved in an I-40 Crash Injuries Two in Albuquerque, New Mexico

News agencies are reporting a serious four-vehicle motor vehicle crash on I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico which occurred on August 4, 2017.  This crash injured two people involved.  One person has been critically injured and was taken to the hospital in critical and serious condition.  The victims were taken to the University of New Mexico (UNM).  The accident occurred between 12th Street and Rio Grande.  There are few other details available at this time given that the accident happened last night.

Here at the Mark Caruso, we understand that victims of motor vehicle crashes will have a lot of questions and concerns.  Victims must get the medical attention they need to stabilize their health before doing anything else.  It is paramount to their life to do this.  After they have recovered, victims should contact experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys to learn about their rights and how they can be protected to get the maximum compensation they may be entitled to.  If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle crash in Albuquerque, New Mexico, call us for a FREE case evaluation by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can protect your rights.

Interstate 40 Motor Vehicle Crashes Are Devastating and Cause Very Serious Injuries

Interstates are very dangerous places for any vehicle.  The serious accident that occurred last night on August 4, 2017 occurred around exit 157A on I-40.  According to statistics, I-40 in New Mexico is ranked the 54th worst section of interstate road in the United States with 247 fatal accidents, 293 total fatalities, and approximately .66 fatal accidents per mile.  This goes right through the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which brings a lot of deadly accidents to our city.

Interstates are dangerous for several reasons which cause negligent motor vehicle crashes, which include the following:

  • High speeds which lower reaction time but increase braking distance;
  • Multiple lanes of traffic which draw away attention;
  • Exit ramps and entrance ramps which cause merging of traffic at high speeds;
  • Night hides dangers and makes it harder to detect danger;
  • More tractor trailer trucks on the roads at night which cause trucking crashes;
  • Higher volume of motor vehicles on the road than rural or suburb roads;
  • Non-resident drivers who may be unfamiliar with I-40;
  • Driving straight for long periods of time can bore drivers who drive distracted;
  • Drivers at night could be fatigued, especially on interstates; and
  • Many other dangerous causes.

Any motor vehicle crash on any interstate should be reviewed by an experience Albuquerque car crash attorney.

Rio Grande Is Consistently One of New Mexico’s Deadliest and Most Dangerous Streets

Traffic accident information is collected and analyzed constantly.  These traffic accident statistics demonstrate that Rio Grande Blvd is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous roads in Albuquerque and in New Mexico.

The worst intersection on Rio Grande being Rio Grande Blvd NW and Central Ave W, which has caused 132 accidents and 33 fatal ones in a three year period, thus making approximately 25% of all crashes there fatal.  That is a high and scary number!  In fact, this was more recently ranked the 5th worst intersection in Albuquerque.

Serious Motor Vehicle Accident Occurring on I-40 in Albuquerque Last Night Should be Reviewed by an Experienced Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Like the Mark Caruso

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 308-1556 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

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