On Sunday, 3 people died and 24 were injured due to a bus accident involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway north of Albuquerque. Although it is unknown what caused the collision, authorities have begun investigating the factors that led to the accident. Authorities only know that the bus driver took little precaution to avoid colliding with a disabled car on the side of the road. The passenger bus, semi-truck, pickup truck, and car were all severely damaged in the accident.
The bus company president, Jerry Rosenbaum, stated that the bus started from Denver and was en route to El Paso, TX. The 2 drivers conducting the bus were hospitalized.
Sheriff’s officials said 38 people total were involved in the accident. According to the Rio Rancho Fire Rescue crew, several people who were trapped in the bus had to be extracted. Twelve of the injured were taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital—three of which were in critical condition. The hospital reported that the individuals suffered broken bones, lacerations to the head, and internal injuries.
Two of the injured victims were airlifted from the scene by medical helicopters due to their critical condition. The accident closed Interstate 25 in both directions for more than 11 hours.
Our New Mexico bus accident lawyers hope for the speedy recovery of those who were injured in the crash. We hope a conclusive investigation reveals what happened.