Albuquerque, New Mexico – A semi-truck trailer ran over a man at a truck stop in the 2500 block of University Boulevard.
According to reports, an employee advised two commercial truck drivers to relocate their vehicles to different spots within the parking lot. During the process, the first truck, stationed alongside the second truck, prepared to vacate its spot. As the second truck’s driver began to move forward, the employee approached the driver’s side to reiterate the need to relocate. That’s when the employee was struck by the first truck’s trailer and got caught under its trailer tires. The impact force caused the employee to be dragged forward a short distance.
The employee was declared dead at the scene.
More information will be made available to the public as it is released.
Thoughts on The Truck-Pedestrian Accident in Albuquerque, NM
One thing is for certain: pedestrian deaths are on the rise. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, more than 7,500 pedestrians were struck and killed by drivers in 2022. Truck drivers must practice extreme caution in areas with pedestrian traffic by paying close attention to their surroundings and driving slowly and steadily when leaving a confined area. Following these steps allows for a faster reaction time when the situation calls for it.
With so little detail, it is difficult to fully understand this accident. We know this doesn’t happen unless someone messes up. However, professionals will need to conduct an independent investigation to determine the driver’s conduct leading up to this incident to ensure all wrongdoing is identified. The surviving family deserves answers and justice.
May all the facts continue to come out, and may all wrongdoers be held responsible.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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