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APD provides updates on two crashes

APD provided updates to two crashes that occurred on August 1, 2021.

Pedestrian crash, Montgomery and Carlisle:

On August 1, 2021 at approximately 10:30p.m. the Motor Unit was called out to a fatal crash located at Montgomery Blvd NE and Carlisle Blvd NE. During the investigation it was learned a pedestrian was crossing the street from the Speedway gas station close to Pan American Fwy NE. A four door Nissan sedan was traveling Eastbound on Montgomery Blvd NE.

The pedestrian made it to the center median, but, according to the driver of the Nissan and witnesses on scene, the pedestrian walked back into Eastbound traffic where the Nissan crashed into him. The driver of the Nissan remained on scene and provided field officers with a statement. The driver of the Nissan was released from the scene by field officers to seek medical treatment for an injury to her arm prior to motor officers arriving on scene.

The pedestrian was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. This investigation is ongoing. The driver of the sedan is not suspected of being impaired. It is unknown if the pedestrian was impaired at the time of the crash. It is unknown at this time if speed was a factor for the crash.

 

Two vehicle crash, Carlisle and I40 Overpass:

On August 1, 2021 shortly after 7:30p.m. the Motor Unit was called out to a serious injury crash located at Carlisle Blvd NE Overpass to Interstate 40 WB. During our investigation it was learned a four door Gold Lexus was traveling Southbound on Carlisle approaching the stoplight at I-40 WB. The Gold Lexus ran the red light and was T-Boned by a four door silver Hyundai.

The Hyundai sedan had exited on the off ramp from Interstate 40 to Carlisle, but decided to continue Westbound to get back onto Interstate 40 WB. According to the driver of the Hyundai and a witness who provided statements to field officers, the Hyundai had a green light to proceed through the intersection.

The driver of the Lexus sedan received serious injuries and was transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Hyundai remained on scene and provided field officers with a statement. An occupant of the Hyundai complained of stomach pain. The driver of the Hyundai and the passenger were released from the scene by field officers prior to motors arriving on scene in order to seek medical treatment for the passenger.

This investigation is ongoing and at this time it does not appear alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is unknown at this time if speed was a factor.