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2 alleged drunk drivers collide in Red Rock, a passenger dies

Two vehicles collided on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 30, in Red Rock, New Mexico, killing the passenger in one of the cars. The incident happened along U.S. Highway 66, right as you cross into the area of the highway maintained by the city.

Can I be reimbursed for losing my job after an accident?

Although it may not be one of the most ethical things for an employer to fire you if you are injured in a car crash, it happens. It's especially common in instances where you suffer such significant injuries that you're going to need to be out of work for longer than the sick time that you've accrued or for which you are covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Can I be compensated for emotional distress caused by a wreck?

Sometimes, injuries that you suffer in a car crash aren't just physical, but are mentally or emotionally debilitating as well. The concept of pain and suffering applies to both physical injuries as well as their non-tangible ones that you may suffer in a crash.

Why distracted driving accidents have reached an all-time high

Distracted driving that can be blamed on our use of those mini computers we call cellphones has become a major cause of car crashes during the past decade. And, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this type of distracted driving has resulted in the highest percentage increase in fatal car crashes in more than 50 years.

Santa Fe couple struck, injured by distracted driver

A Santa Fe woman and her husband were seriously injured when they were struck by a motorist on June 30, 2017. The couple is believed to have been crossing the street while walking within the crosswalk at the intersection of Griffin Street and Paseo de Peralta when the car collided with them.

Suspected drunk Los Lunas man strikes, injures Belen woman

Officers with the Belen Police Department arrested a 61-year-old Los Lunas man on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) on Tuesday, June 29, 2017. They arrested the man after responding to a car crash in which he slammed into the rear of a 54-year-old Hub City woman's Ford Taurus earlier in the afternoon.

2 motorcyclists die after crash with U-turning car

Two unidentified motorcyclists lost their lives on Thursday, June 8, 2017, after they were struck by a car while jointly riding their motorbike. The fatal accident occurred along in southwest Albuquerque near the intersection of 98th Street and San Ygnacio.

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