Pedestrian hit, killed by AFR vehicle near The University of New Mexico

Parnall Law News Team

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — One person died early Tuesday after being struck by an Albuquerque Fire Rescue vehicle near The University of New Mexico, according to KRQE.

The fatal incident took place near the intersection of University Boulevard Northeast and Lomas Boulevard Northeast, shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Albuquerque Police said multiple AFR units had been called to a structure fire when their vehicle, with its lights and sirens activated, hit a pedestrian.

According to officials, footage captured at the scene shows the pedestrian was wearing dark clothes and looking down while crossing the road outside of a marked crosswalk.

The involved AFR crews stayed at the scene and administered aid to the pedestrian, but the victim succumbed to their injuries.

An investigation remains ongoing, but the APD said they believe pedestrian error to be the cause of the crash.

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