A pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck off Interstate 25 by a vehicle on November 28th in northeast Albuquerque. 

The crash occurred at the 5200 block of San Antonio Drive NE. Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department have closed the area as they investigate the incident. 

emergency vehicle arrives to scene of accident

According to officers, the pedestrian is reportedly in critical condition in a nearby hospital. The cause of the crash is still being determined and the identities of both the driver and pedestrian have not yet been released. 

“It’s unfortunate that pedestrians continue to be innocent victims, suffering catastrophic injuries through no fault of their own,” said Brian Colón, leading personal injury attorney and Managing Partner at Singleton Schreiber’s New Mexico offices. “Drivers need to realize that commuters traveling by foot deserve the same amount of courtesy and safety as those commuting on the roads. My thoughts are with the victim as they recover.”

If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the Northeast Albuquerque attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (505) 587-3473 or via email at info@singletonschreiber.com.

Tragic Northeast Albuquerque Pedestrian Accidents 

In recent times, Northeast Albuquerque has been grappling with a rising and concerning trend – a surge in pedestrian accidents that have left the community shaken and searching for solutions. These tragic incidents underscore the urgent need for increased awareness, comprehensive safety measures, and community collaboration to address the root causes of these accidents.

The statistics paint a grim picture of the pedestrian safety situation in Northeast Albuquerque. Over the past year, the number of pedestrian accidents in the area has witnessed a staggering increase, leaving families devastated and communities mourning. Accidents involving pedestrians are not only on the rise but also seem to be growing in severity, raising questions about the existing safety infrastructure and measures in place.

Several factors contribute to the alarming rise in pedestrian accidents in Northeast Albuquerque. One significant factor is the increasing traffic volume, coupled with inadequate pedestrian infrastructure. Insufficient crosswalks, poorly lit areas, and a lack of pedestrian-friendly signals contribute to the vulnerability of those on foot. Additionally, distracted driving and a lack of adherence to speed limits have played a crucial role in escalating these tragic incidents.

Beyond the raw statistics, the tragic accidents have deeply impacted the Northeast Albuquerque community. Families have been torn apart, and the once vibrant neighborhoods are now marked by somber memorials and an air of unease. The emotional toll on those who have lost loved ones or witnessed these incidents firsthand cannot be overstated. The need for immediate and effective action to prevent further tragedies is more pressing than ever.

In the face of adversity, the Northeast Albuquerque community has rallied together to demand change. Local advocacy groups and concerned citizens have been vocal in calling for increased safety measures, including improved crosswalks, enhanced lighting, and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations. Grassroots efforts are underway to raise awareness about the importance of pedestrian safety and to hold community forums where residents can voice their concerns and collaborate on solutions.

Acknowledging the severity of the issue, local authorities and government officials have started to take action. Infrastructure improvements, such as the installation of additional crosswalks and improved lighting, are in the planning stages. Law enforcement agencies have intensified efforts to crack down on distracted driving and speeding in pedestrian-heavy areas. Public education campaigns are also being launched to raise awareness about the importance of responsible driving and pedestrian safety.

The tragic pedestrian accidents in Northeast Albuquerque serve as a wake-up call for both the community and authorities. It is imperative that comprehensive measures are implemented promptly to ensure the safety of pedestrians and prevent further loss of life. This includes a multi-faceted approach involving infrastructure improvements, community education, and strict enforcement of traffic laws. The goal should be to create an environment where residents can walk and commute safely, fostering a sense of security and well-being for all members of the community.

“My recommendation is that anyone involved in a pedestrian accident reaches out to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can assist in the complicated matters of the case,” added Mr. Colón. “The pedestrian in this crash is now in critical condition and may be unable to deal with the legal matters and aftermath that arise following a crash. No one should ever feel the need to face this alone.”

If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact the Northeast Albuquerque attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (505) 587-3473 or via email at info@singletonschreiber.com.