It was back in May when the fatal accident transpired in Sunland Park, NM. Eric Solis, 29, the driver responsible for the accident, was not only operating his pickup truck at a high rate of speed as he fled from police, but he also lacked a valid license and wasn’t insured, reports KVIA. Prosecutors say the accident happened after Solis began traveling more than 95 mph, ran a red light at a highway intersection, and collided head-on with a vehicle.
Inside the vehicle that was struck head-on by Solis’ truck was Danielle Perez, a mother of five, who was only 32 years old.
Unfortunately, Perez had also been traveling with three of her children at the time. Her 16-year-old daughter Alizae was sitting in the front passenger seat while her 13-year-old daughter Giselle and her 3-year-old son Kingston were seated in the back. Although her children did survive the crash, they suffered injuries and had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment. Perez’s husband had also been traveling nearby with the couple’s two other children and witnessed the crash.
Solis was taken into police custody and was being held in the Doña Ana County Detention Center awaiting trial. District Court Judge Conrad Perea ruled that Solis was dangerous and did not grant him the opportunity to be released as he felt “No release conditions [would] reasonably protect the safety of the community.” Solis has been charged with vehicular homicide.
What should I do if I was involved in an accident in Sunland Park, NM with an uninsured driver?
Drivers in New Mexico are required to carry the following insurance coverages:
- $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person.
- $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons.
- $10,000 for property damage in any one accident.
When a driver neglects to purchase insurance, it can make it especially difficult for a victim to recover compensation for the injuries/property damage suffered as a result of an accident they caused. If you were involved in a collision with an uninsured driver in New Mexico, it’s important for you to recognize the people around you who can help you get through this challenging time. While friends and family serve as great support systems, a New Mexico accident lawyer can work on your behalf to help you recover the money you need for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even lost wages if you are unable to work.
If you would like to speak with a NM accident attorney regarding what your case might be worth, USAttorneys.com would be happy to help you locate a legal expert in your area now.