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This Thanksgiving was dangerous and deadly on the roadways throughout the United States, particularly Connecticut which is reporting over 200 separate motor vehicle crashes. In New Mexico, a deadly pedestrian crash and a fatal motor vehicle accident involving a bicyclist are at the top of the news. This should be no surprise to New Mexicans, as a recent study found that New Mexico is the 9th most dangerous state for Thanksgiving travel.
Here at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys, our New Mexico trucking accident lawyer knows that holiday travel such as Thanksgiving is very dangerous for all individuals on or near the roadway. There are many reasons for this, including just simply more people out on the roadways, driving, or walking/cycling on or near the roads. This is particularly dangerous on I-40, I-25, and I-10, which all route through New Mexico and are major trucking hubs or interstate exchanges. If you or a loved one have been injured in a New Mexico trucking accident, call us for a FREE consultation by failing (505) 883-5000 to learn what your rights are.
Since New Mexico has some of the largest interstate exchanges in the western part of the United States, it is a common place for large commercial trucks like semi tractor trailers, big rigs, tankers, box trucks, and other 18-wheelers to drive through. This is particularly true on I-25 and I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is one of the largest interstate exchanges in the country.
These exchanges are more dangerous on Thanksgiving for motorists due to the fact that Albuquerque is a very populated city. This means more people will be traveling through this interstate exchange to go to or from their holidays destinations. Similarly, this is also a major highway exchange for large box trucks which also use this junction to change from a north-south direction to an east-west direction. This draws large commercial vehicles to this interstate exchange.
As a result of more people on this exchange in Albuquerque due to the holiday, and the drawing of commercial truck drivers to this exchange as a very important hub in the western United States, it is simply more likely for passenger vehicles and box trucks to collide in serious New Mexico trucking accidents. This can result in very serious personal injuries or wrongful death.
When you add factors such as drunk driving, drugged driving, driver inexperience, and truck drivers trying to get their delivery completed on the holiday, serious Thanksgiving auto accidents could result in catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a Thanksgiving auto accident, particularly with a large commercial vehicle such as a big rig, box truck, or semi tractor trailer, please call our experienced New Mexico trucking accident lawyer at the NM Truck Accident Attorneys to learn how we can help you today for FREE. We handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Lordsburg, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Roswell, or anywhere else. Call the NM Truck Accident Attorneys by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.