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.