ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Alcohol is a suspected factor in a wrong-way crash last Saturday, December 30, near north Albuquerque’s Alamedan Valley, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to the scene on Paseo Del Norte Boulevard (New Mexico State Road 423) near 2nd Street Northwest (NM-47). It was first reported by the BCSO at 7:37 p.m.
Details remain limited, but a wrong-way driver is believed to have been intoxicated when they crashed their vehicle into oncoming traffic.
Part of eastbound Paseo Del Norte Boulevard was shut down in the area, creating heavy delays.
All eastbound Paseo Del Norte is closed near 2nd Street with traffic being diverted onto 2nd. Expect significant delays. A wrong way driver crashed into oncoming eastbound traffic. Alcohol is a suspected factor. Please do not drink and drive!! pic.twitter.com/oAFO3cUQfR
— BCSO (Sheriff) NM (@BCSONM) December 31, 2023
At this time, the sheriff’s office has not indicated any major injuries.
At least 1 left injured following crash in Alta Monte neighborhood
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Police responded to an injury collision last Wednesday, December 27, on Carlisle Boulevard in northeast Albuquerque, according to APD Traffic.
The accident impacted both northbound and southbound lanes of the road between Alta Monte Avenue Northeast and Aztec Road Northeast, in the city’s Alta Monte neighborhood. Officers arrived on the scene some time before 6:51 p.m.
At this time, the department has not released further information indicating the cause of the crash or the types of vehicles involved.
At least one person suffered injuries as a result of the wreck, but the severity of the victim’s condition was not immediately disclosed.
Carlisle is closed in both directions between Alta Monte and Aztec due to a crash with injuries @abqfire
— APD Traffic (@ABQTraffic) December 28, 2023
This blog will be updated to include any major developments in the story.
Accident closes multiple lanes on I-40 EB near West Old Town Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Crews were dispatched to a vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 40 in northwest Albuquerque, according to NM Roads.
The crash impacted the eastbound lanes of I-40 at Exit 157A to Rio Grande Boulevard (12th Street), near West Old Town. It was first recorded in the NM Roads map index at 1:08 p.m.
Little information has been released, but the incident had the three center lanes shut down in the immediate aftermath.
Motorists are asked to slow down and use extra caution as they approach the scene. Alternate routes are advised due to delays in the area.
As of this writing, local agencies have not confirmed any significant injuries or hospital transports from the crash site.
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