Man hospitalized after crashing stolen pickup into NE Albuquerque credit union

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A man was sent to a hospital Monday after allegedly stealing and then crashing a pickup truck into a credit union in northeast Albuquerque, according to KOB4.

Footage captured by KOB4 indicates the collision occurred at First Financial Credit Union, off of Union Way Northeast.

Albuquerque Police said the suspect, Steven Gurule, appeared to have used a tire iron to assault an employee at a nearby Ford dealership before stealing a pickup truck from the lot. Shortly after, he reportedly drove the pickup to the credit union, where the vehicle collided with multiple cars and then slammed into the building’s lobby. Gurule then appeared to reverse the pickup and drive back into the structure.

Despite attempting to flee the scene on foot, Gurule was apprehended by Albuquerque Police. He was transported to a local hospital where his condition remains unclear.

Authorities did not immediately say whether anyone else was hurt in the incident.


UPDATE: APD finds pedestrian error led to fatal South Los Altos crash

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Further investigation into a crash that claimed a pedestrian’s life Tuesday afternoon in east Albuquerque has found that the decedent was at error, reports KOAT.

The incident was reported at the intersection of Garcia Street and Central Avenue Northeast, in the city’s South Los Altos area.

Albuquerque Police learned that a vehicle was heading eastbound when it struck the pedestrian, who was in a traffic lane. Authorities said the driver was unable to avoid the victim in time.

First responders pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

While the APD indicated that “pedestrian error” caused the fatal crash, no other information has been provided.


BCSO responds to crash on Coors Blvd at Las Estancias Dr

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Part of northbound Coors Boulevard was shut down late Sunday afternoon in southwest Albuquerque following a wreck, according to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident happened on the northbound lanes (New Mexico State Road 47) at Las Estancias Drive and was first reported by the BCSO at 4:09 p.m.

At the time of the initial report, motorists were instructed to avoid the scene as emergency crews responded.

By 4:17 p.m., crews had cleared from the roadway, leaving all travel lanes open to the public.

No information about the types of vehicles impacted or the conditions of those involved has been disclosed.


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