Two Fatal Albuquerque Crashes on the Same Day: Scooter Rider and Pedestrian Killed


July 27, 2017

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Albuquerque Fatal Crashes Result in the Death of a Rider on a Scooter and Pedestrian

In Albuquerque, there are many different ways that a victim can be seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.  For instance, Albuquerque is one of the largest trucking routes in New Mexico, if not one of the busiest in the United States.  Most large commercial trucking companies such as FedEx, Schneider, US Parcel, McLane, and other companies use Interstate 10, Interstate 25, and Interstate 40 to delivery cargo throughout the US.  Albuquerque trucking accidents are very common and very deadly.

There is also a lot of commuter traffic of passenger cars in Albuquerque, particularly because are large residential neighborhoods near busy business areas.  This also means there are a lot of pedestrians or people on alternative vehicle such as bikes, scooters, mopeds, skateboards, and the like.

Unfortunately, this also means there are a lot of motor vehicle accidents.  Last week on Thursday, July 20, 2017, there were two fatal accidents in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The first involved a motor vehicle and a rider on a scooter at the intersection of Zuni Road and San Pedro Drive SE.  The individual on the scooter was killed and pronounced dead at the scene.  Later in the day, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car near 98th Street and Avalon Road.

Both cases are still in the beginning of the investigation phase.  However, here at the Mark Caruso, our experienced Albuquerque motor vehicle accident attorneys know that these type of accidents are caused by negligence and completely avoidable.  If your or a loved one was seriously injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash similar to this in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, or anywhere else throughout New Mexico, call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 308-1556 to learn how we can protect your rights to compensation.

Intersections are Dangerous, Which is Why These Two Fatal Crashes Occurred

It is a common fact that intersections are a very dangerous if not the most dangerous part of a road.  Think about it—traffic in one direction is going to directly cross over traffic in another direction.  There can be a lot of signs, directions, arrows, and traffic control devices to distract drivers.  There are multiple other cars, trucks, other vehicles, and even pedestrians coming in and out of the roadway.  This is why there are a lot of motor vehicle crashes at intersections.

In the two cases above, it is clear that the intersection’s confusion caused the death of two classes of people who are most likely to be overlooked—people on alternative vehicles like scooters, bikes, mopeds, skateboards, and to pedestrians on foot.  These wrongful deaths will result in liability for the negligent parties if the victims’ families retain aggressive legal representation.

Call the Mark Caruso for Zealous Advocacy for your Personal Injuries or Family’s Wrongful Death Cases

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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