A report by the Current Argus news has pointed out that Eddy County, New Mexico has been a hub for traffic related deaths, and is now the county in New Mexico with the third highest number of deaths from traffic accidents this year. The reasons for the danger may vary, but all drivers should use caution when travelling on New Mexico roads, especially in Eddy County. New Mexico authorities are trying to pinpoint the causes of the danger and prevent more deaths on New Mexico roads.
Earlier in April, a 50 year old woman was sideswiped by a semi-truck that was making a wide right turn in Loving, New Mexico and killed. It appears the semi-truck driver in that accident may not have seen the woman. More recently, on April 21, a 40 year old woman and her two young grandchildren were travelling northbound on County Road 206 when they were T-boned by a semi-truck at an intersection. According to police, the woman failed to yield the right of way to the truck and was hit while both vehicles were going full speed. The woman and her 3 year old granddaughter were pronounced dead at the scene and her one year old granddaughter was injured and is still being treated at an El Paso hospital.
The Dangers in Eddy County
According to the article, Eddy County roads may be more dangerous than other New Mexico roads because of the increase in traffic caused by the oil and natural gas extraction that occurs there. The increase in traffic, especially the large trucks that are involved in fuel extraction and production, results in more wear and tear on the roads, and could explain the increase in New Mexico truck accidents on Eddy County roads. The New Mexico legislature has been working on plans to reduce the number of fatalities. Laws have been proposed to repair the roads in New Mexico’s most dangerous counties, as well as to educate the public on the dangers and defensive driving techniques. While road conditions may be bad and traffic may be heavy, the best way to prevent tragic accidents is for New Mexico drivers to use attention and caution, and err on the side of safety.
Have You Been in an Accident?
If you have been in an accident, whether in Eddy County or elsewhere in New Mexico, the Fine Law Firm would be happy to discuss your case. Accidents with semi-trucks can be especially devastating, and when poorly maintained roads are thrown into the mix it is sometimes unavoidable for drivers to avoid a collision. The skilled New Mexico accident attorneys at the Fine Law Firm have experience in New Mexico semi-truck accidents and know what it takes to get their clients what they truly deserve. We represent clients in many different types of personal injury cases, including auto accidents. Give us a call today and we will show you that your case is personal to us at the Fine Law Firm. Contact us online or call (505)889-3463 to schedule a no obligation consultation.
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Semi-Truck Crash near Albuquerque Ruptures Tanker, Closes Interstate 40, New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, April 4, 2014.
Utah Woman Hit By Semi Truck As She Crosses the Street, New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, March 4, 2014.