Around 8p.m. on Sunday April 21, witnesses saw two drivers racing each other and speeding down Central Avenue. At the intersection of Central Avenue and Louisiana Boulevard, one car slammed into the sidewalk followed by several trees. According to the Albuquerque Police Department, the white car that crashed was carrying a total of five passengers. The driver of the white vehicle, 21-year-old Andres Quintana, survived and is now at University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition. Two other passengers survived but 18-year-old Jessica Herdandez and 20-year-old Jorge Cano were not as lucky. Hernandez died once she reached the hospital and Cano was ejected at the moment of impact and died at the scene of the accident.
Out of the other two passengers who survived, one is still in critical condition and the other only received minor injuries and is expected to fully recover. Luckily there were no pedestrians or bystanders injured during the car chase. If the driver survives however, he could be facing vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges. There is an ongoing investigation that will be looking further into the cause of the incident.
If you have been injured in a car accident or have lost a lost one in a tragic crash, then it is important that you check to see if someone else was at fault for the incident. If someone else's negligence directly caused the accident and therefore your injuries, then you may be able to file a claim in search for fair compensation. Here at James Wood Law, we have been protecting the rights of personal injury victims for more than 20 years. We proudly serve victims and their families in and around Albuquerque, NM. Contact an Albuquerque personal injury attorney from our firm today to go after the full settlement that you deserve.