Motorcyclist, ATV operator severely hurt in crash at SW Albuquerque intersection

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries Sunday night after an ATV collided with a motorcycle in southwest Albuquerque, reports KRQE.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Del Rey Road and Benavides Road, near Carlos Rey Elementary School and Westgate Heights Public Library. It was first reported shortly before 10:00 p.m.

According to the Albuquerque Police Department, one person was using an all-terrain vehicle to “do doughnuts” at the intersection when the ATV hit a motorcyclist who was heading southwest on Benavides Road. The impact of the crash caused the ATV to overturn onto a curb in front of a residence.

Officials said both operators, neither of whom was wearing a helmet or protective gear at the time, suffered severe injuries. First responders rushed both patients to a local hospital where their conditions remain undisclosed.

The ATV operator is expected to be charged with “operating an off-highway vehicle on a city roadway,” according to the APD.

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