A woman was killed in a car accident near Moriarty on the night of December 28. According to the New Mexico State Police, the accident happened near the intersection of Lexco and McNabb roads in Torrance just south of Moriarty at about 11:30 p.m.
A 1995 Honda operated by thirty-seven-year-old Nancy Taylor from Moriarty was going south on Lexco road when for unknown reasons the car left the roadway, rolled, and hit a telephone pole. According to New Mexico State Police, Taylor was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene. The police said that alcohol may be the factor in the car accident near Moriarty, but also the improper use of seatbelts. Taylor and her sole occupant in the vehicle didn’t wear the seatbelts.
For now, there is no further information on the crash.
DUI drivers tend to have a slower reaction than sober drivers. Even if the car is not speeding, the vehicle may end in a severe crash because the driver isn’t able to react fast. Not wearing a seatbelt can be fatal in many accidents. Ejecting from the vehicle usually causes severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spine injuries, fractured bones, and so on. Even if the victim survives, they would have to go through a long recovery, and in some cases, the injuries may affect them for life.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, make sure to seek medical help and call the police as soon as possible. Stay at the scene and collaborate with the officers. Make sure not to explain who is at fault, without consulting with a car accident attorney.
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