Many people visit New Mexico for its unique culture, wilderness areas and beautiful landscapes. Many of these visitors are from neighboring states on road trips with the family and friends. They want to enjoy the land, have fun and make the most of the trip to collect memories for when they return to their routine life. However, an accident during a vacation can turn wonderful memories into tragic memories.
A son remembers his mother with whom he spoke just minutes before she met with a fatal accident while vacationing with her family in New Mexico. After the family’s lawn mower broke while the son was using it at their home, he called his mother who was on the road trip with the rest of the family. They spoke for about ten minutes before they hung up. Shortly after, authorities were notified of a fatal car crash involving the son’s family.
Two children were present in the vehicle along with their parents during the fatal crash. They had visited Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Utah, and were travelling in New Mexico at the time of the accident. While on U.S. Highway 550, the fatigued driver of a pickup truck crossed the center of the highway and struck the family’s vehicle head-on, killing the family of four. The 24-year-old driver of the pickup suffered non-life threatening injuries and was sent for treatment at a hospital.
Every year, many people suffer from injuries and die due to negligent drivers. In such cases, the victims of the accident may pursue a lawsuit against the wrongdoer. They may seek damages from to the accident including medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages. If the accident results in a fatality, the person may also seek funeral expenses from the wrongdoer.
Source: DentonRC.com, “Crash kills 4 from Argyle,” Jenna Duncan, Aug. 9, 2014