3 hit, critically hurt by cars during alleged street race in Atrisco area, DUI suspect arrested

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Three people were seriously injured Saturday night when they were hit by multiple cars on Central Avenue in Albuquerque, according to KOAT.

The incident occurred at the intersection with 47th Street Southwest in the Atrisco neighborhood.

Albuquerque Police said four people were waiting in line at a food truck when two or three cars crashed into them, as well as the front of a bus and a pole.

While an 18-year-old driver remained behind and was arrested, at least one other driver fled the scene. Authorities believe the involved vehicles had been engaged in a street race at the time.

Three of the injured pedestrians were rushed to a local hospital, where two remain in critical condition, and one is in stable condition.

A criminal complaint indicates the remaining teen driver, Abraham Corral Alvarez, was driving a black Chrysler at a high rate of speed while intoxicated, as suggested by the “extremely poor” results of his field sobriety tests and other evaluations. According to an APD news release, he faces three counts of “DWI resulting in great bodily harm.”

An investigation remains ongoing.

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