Dangers of Drunk Driving: Farmington, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, in 2019 alone, New Mexico had 2,237 alcohol-related accidents in the state, resulting in 175 fatal crashes, and 984 crashes involving injuries. New Mexico as a whole has a high count of alcohol related crashes, and excluding Albuquerque—Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Farmington are the next cities with the highest count of alcohol-involved incidents. While there are always campaigns and commercials talking about the dangers of drunk driving, the warnings are often ignored, resulting in serious injury and death. When you’re involved in a serious accident due to the negligence of another, don’t wait for justice—demand it with help from The Dinelli Law Firm.

Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Farmington – Statistics

In 2019, Santa Fe with a population of 84,683 people, had a total of 116 crashes involving alcohol. 4 of the crashes were fatal with 44 of the crashes causing injuries.

Las Cruces has a population of 103,432 and had a total of 111 crashes. 5 of the crashes were fatal, and 53 where those involved sustained injuries.

Farmington has a population of 44,372, and had a total of 100 crashes, with 2 being fatal, and 33 resulting in people being injured. 

Dangers of Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol not only impairs a driver’s vision, but also their reaction time, coordination, and ability to make decisions. In an unexpected event, a drunk driver would not be able to make quick decisions in order to avoid potential hazards, like a prior accident, a driving anomaly such as construction work, or simply another driver on the road. Drunk drivers endanger not only themselves, but those around them when they’re unable to make these vital decisions. Despite this, drunk driving is extremely common and unsuspecting drivers are put into harm’s way when a driver decides to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.

The Dinelli Law Firm has represented a variety of people from cities like Santa Fe, Farmington, Las Cruces, and the surrounding areas. We’re dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve as we fight alongside you in your case. Hold the negligent party accountable, and let us represent you with compassion as we help you fight for justice. When you’re ready, reach out to us  by calling 505-582-2157, or request a free consultation online today.