Southbound Golf Course in northwest Albuquerque was shut down on Sunday at Homestead Trail after a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and car.
According to police, a male driving a motorcycle without a helmet was seen riding down southbound Golf Course when a vehicle pulled in front of him, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim has not yet been identified.
While the cause of the collision is still being investigated, police believe speeding on the part of the motorcyclist was a factor.
Every year, more than 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents while another 88,000 are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcyclists face a higher risk of serious injuries and fatality in accidents for many reasons, including a lack of protection and being thrown from the bike. If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in New Mexico, contact an experienced Albuquerque personal injury attorney to protect your rights and explore your legal options.