Distracted driving kills. Yet, motorists in the Albuquerque area and throughout New Mexico continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. A recent report suggested that in spite of all the evidence, many motorists are still willing to take the risk of reading or sending a quick text while they drive their car.
A severe accident on Interstate 25, which serves Bernalillo and the greater Albuquerque area, left three people dead and over 20 other victims of injured. Three of the victims had been critically injured and will have to fight to survive.
An accident in Santa Fe killed one man and left another one with serious injuries. The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital, but the details of his condition were not disclosed. According to reports, the two victims of the accident, both men, were in all likelihood relatives.
In the wake of a fatal automobile accident involving a commercial vehicle in New Mexico, one family has filed suit against both a trucking company and the branch of the state in charge of maintaining the roads.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, law enforcement officials, legislators and other concerned citizens have paid a lot of attention to the dangerous of texting and driving of late, and it is no surprise that they are. After all, taking one's eyes off the road, even for a split second, to make a call or send a text can cause serious and even fatal car accidents.
Recently, an Albuquerque pre-teen died as the result of a pedestrian accident, which took place close to her middle school. Following this fatal automobile accident, city officials are now discussing ways of making the crosswalk where the accident happened safer.
About two years ago, a motorist killed a noted physician who practiced at the medical school in Albuquerque as an internist. At the time of the fatal car crash, she was also an associate professor at the medical school.
Winter weather affects road conditions in New Mexico's higher elevations and just recently a deadly car accident occurred in one of those locations. The accident happened in Romeroville and involved around 20 different vehicles. Around 30 people were taken to local hospitals and two individuals died from their accident-related injuries.
In many situations the facts surrounding a vehicle accident may be black and white. One driver may have been completely at fault while the other injured party was acting reasonably and without contributing to the crash. In a case such as this the injured party may be able to recover all of their damages.
The holidays have arrived and New Mexico families have undoubtedly spent memorable moments with their loved ones. While some may have been able to stay home to celebrate the festivities, others may have had to brave the roads to reach their family members and friends who live farther away. As individuals leave their communities and venture out onto the state's freeways they may encounter traffic, difficult road conditions and irresponsible drivers.