1 left critically hurt after crash involving APD officer in Fair West area

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man suffered critical injuries as a result of a crash with an APD officer who was fleeing gunfire in Albuquerque’s Fair West neighborhood, according to KOAT.

The incident unfolded in the area of Alvarado Drive Northwest and Central Avenue, where Albuquerque Police Department Chief Harold Medina was waiting at a stop light with his wife in an unmarked black APD Ford pickup truck.

Preliminary details indicate Medina and his wife observed at least two people engaged in a dispute at the intersection. At one point, one of those individuals reportedly brandished a gun and shot at least one round at the other. The APD said that other individual began running toward Medina’s direction.

Shortly after Medina attempted to drive away from the gunfire, the Ford collided with a Mustang, which was traveling on a green light at the intersection. The impact sent both vehicles on a slight spin, causing the Mustang to hit a curb before skidding down the roadway.

According to officials, Medina checked on the man who was in the line of gunfire, who said he was unharmed. The reported shooting victim and suspect fled the scene before detectives arrived.

First responders transported the driver of the Mustang to UNM hospital with critical injuries. His condition was later listed as stable, with doctors anticipating that he will fully recover.


APD responds to collision on Tramway Blvd near S Y Jackson area

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Parts of Tramway Boulevard and Manitoba Drive were closed Thursday night in northeast Albuquerque following a crash, according to APD Traffic.

The accident happened on the northbound lanes of Tramway Boulevard Northeast from Montgomery Boulevard Northeast to Manitoba Drive Northeast. It was first reported some time before 8:18 p.m.

Little information has been made available, but a section of northbound Tramway Boulevard and part of Manitoba Drive in both directions were closed as a result.

Officials have not disclosed the circumstances of the wreck or confirmed any injuries.


Accident closes section of Isleta Blvd in South Valley

BERNALILLO COUNTY, NM —  Deputies and Albuquerque Police responded to a wreck late Friday morning in South Valley’s Adobe Acres area, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The collision occurred on a span of Isleta Boulevard (New Mexico State 314) just south of Rio Bravo Boulevard Southwest (NM-500). Officials arrived on the scene at 10:17 a.m.

While the cause of the accident remains unclear, both north and southbound lanes of Isleta Boulevard were blocked during the response and investigation.

No major injuries have been confirmed as of this writing.

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