Week of November 22, 2010, Alfred Dow
This week’s employee of the week is Alfred Dow, a city employee within the Transit Department and a Sun Van driver.
On the morning of November 4, Dow was driving a visually impaired passenger to the Central New Mexico Community College Campus. While Dow was driving, his van was struck from behind.
The vehicle that hit the Sun Van caught on fire which caused the Sun Van to catch on fire as well.
Dow immediately helped his passenger to safety by escorting him out of the Sun Van. Once his passenger was safe, Dow grabbed the on board fire extinguisher and attempted to put out the fire.
This occurrence was part of a series of accidents on that Thursday morning along I-40. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.