Single-Vehicle Crash on Interstate 40 West of Albuquerque Kills One

A solo car crash on Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque claimed the life of one person. The crash happened on Sunday afternoon, August 29th. The cause of the accident is unknown at this time.

According to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, the crash on Interstate 40 happened at about 3:30 p.m. near mile marker 138. One woman was ejected from the vehicle, and another was pinned within it. The first responders had to extricate a man from the car and transport him to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

The investigators pronounced the ejected woman dead at the scene. The crash affected all the lanes of Interstate 40 east and west. The sheriff’s office said it was the second accident they responded to on Sunday. There is no additional information.

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of unnatural death in the United States. Several factors cause motor vehicle crashes like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, tailgating, speeding, etc. When a crash happens, there would be a fault party and a victim.

The fault party is the driver who broke their duty of care to other road users by failing to be careful and engaging in negligent actions. Also, the person must have caused injury to the victim, and the victim must have incurred damages. Under New Mexico law, a car accident victim can commence a compensation claim against the fault driver for damages. If their claim or lawsuit succeeds, they’ll likely get monetary compensation.

For a victim to succeed in a personal injury claim and get the maximum compensation, they need an attorney. At FBD Law, our Albuquerque personal injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you win. Contact us today to get started.


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