A man on a bicycle was hit and injured by a garbage truck at an intersection in Albuquerque late last month. According to a report by ABC affiliate KOAT news, the intersection at Lomas and Yale Boulevards has been the sight of over five accidents in the past year, and it is seen as one of the more dangerous locations in the city for all kinds of auto accidents. According to the report, the accident occurred around 7:00 AM on Friday, June 20, and resulted in the cyclist being transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Garbage trucks, semi-trucks, and other large vehicles are at an increased risk for a collision, and when they are in collisions with other vehicles, even full-size cars or trucks, the results can be devastating. The fact that last month’s crash involved a bicycle getting in an accident with a garbage truck makes the accident even more risky. It is fortunate that the bicyclist was not injured more seriously or even killed.
New Mexico semi-truck accidents are common on our state’s roads, and the damage that is caused by these crashes can be extreme. Not all semi-truck accidents are the fault of the semi-truck driver, and when a victim is injured by a collision with a semi, it is not always easy to determine who is at fault and to what degree. In New Mexico, semi-truck drivers are generally held accountable for an accident if it can be shown that they acted negligently or recklessly in causing the accident.
Truck drivers on New Mexico roads have a duty to follow the traffic laws and right of way, but they additionally have a duty to use increased caution, especially in urban or suburban areas, because of the size and visibility limitations related to the operation of such a large vehicle. When another driver, bicycle rider, or pedestrian is hit by a semi-truck, the driver of the truck often has been negligent and contributed to the cause of the accident. If a New Mexico accident lawsuit is filed against the truck driver or company, victims can often recover damages to help pay for the costs related to the accident.
Have You Been Involved in a New Mexico Truck Accident?
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident or collision with a garbage truck, semi-truck, or other large vehicle, the Fine Law Firm has a team of skilled attorneys on staff that can evaluate your case and represent you in seeking the settlement or verdict that you deserve. Our dedicated New Mexico accident lawyers have all of the knowledge and real-world experience needed to deal with trucking companies, insurance companies, and to navigate a New Mexico personal injury lawsuit. Call us today at (585)-889-3463 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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Semi-Truck Rear-Ends Car in Horrible Wreck, Two People Tragically Killed, New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, May 20, 2014.
Distracted Driver Causes Crash on Interstate 25 That Leaves One Dead, New Mexico Truck Accident Lawyer Blog, June 5, 2014.