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Suspect in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Identified

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

The suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in Albuquerque has been arrested.

Details about the Hit-and-Run

KRQE News is reporting that Albuquerque Police had to shut down 2nd Street between Kinley Avenue and Aspen Avenue on Monday evening due to a fatal accident that happened involving a pedestrian.

According to Albuquerque Police, the accident was a hot-and-run, and that 76-year-old John Russell fled the scene of the accident. Russell’s vehicle was describes a small white or silver pickup truck with a New Mexico license plate.

Drivers were told to avoid the area on Monday evening while police conducted their investigation. Police report that they later located Russell, who admitted to being involved in the accident, although he said that he was unaware that he hit a person.

At this time, there is no word on the identity of the victim who was killed in the hit-and-run accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • 4,735 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United Sates in 2013.
  • More than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents in 2013.
  • In 2013, pedestrians were about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than occupants of motor vehicles.


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