El Paso– Head-on Crash Kills Pregnant Woman on New Mexico State Road 13
Posted on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 12:52 am
New Mexico State Police has released the name of the victim who died in a collision on New Mexico State Road 136 near mile post 9 last January 31.
The pregnant woman was identified as Cynthia P. Gamboa, 24. She was a resident of Chaparral.
According to initial reports, the wreck took place later evening of January 31. A 2009 Toyota was traveling along the road when, for yet unknown reasons, it veered onto the opposing lanes where it crashed into another vehicle. The impact of the head-on collision sent the driver, who was reportedly 35 weeks pregnant, of the Toyota to a hospital. Unfortunately, she and her unborn baby died the following afternoon.
The driver of the second vehicle also sustained injuries. He was rushed to an area hospital where he was treated for unknown injuries. Authorities identified him as a 20-year-old El Paso resident.
Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor to the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.
With sincerest sympathies, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. We strongly believe that the El Paso Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.
Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.