Albuquerque Police Department involved in hundreds of crashes

Albuquerque Police Department involved in hundreds of crashes

On Behalf of | Dec 17, 2020 | Uncategorized |

It’s not just citizens who get into car crashes. According to a new report from Dec. 10, the Albuquerque police have been involved in hundreds of crashes.

According to a spokesperson from the Albuquerque Police Department, the APD has been involved in over 500 collisions since January 2019. Out of those crashes, just over half were completely preventable.

What is the APD doing to reduce the number of crashes involving its officers?

The report goes on to explain that the APD is now working with the Performance Driving School to help train officers who had been involved in crashes in the past. That training is helpful, but it hasn’t stopped the lawsuits.

In one recent lawsuit, an employee of the APD was accused of running a red light and causing a collision that ended up killing an elderly woman.

Anyone can end up being involved in crashes

This kind of article goes to show that anyone can end up causing or being involved in car crashes. People are only human, so it does make sense that mistakes happen. However, those who cause crashes should take responsibility and be held responsible.

What should you do after a serious crash?

If you’re involved in a crash of any kind, it’s important to seek medical care. Even if you think you’re fine, getting an exam is vital. Many delayed injuries can have lasting effects and treating them earlier may help you recover faster.

After you’ve been stabilized, it’s a good idea to look into your options to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver. If successful, you can get the financial compensation needed for medical care, lost wages and other financial losses.