Pickup truck crashes into gas station off NM-170 in San Juan County

Parnall Law News Team

SAN JUAN COUNTY, NM — A driver is believed to have suffered a medical episode Sunday that caused them to crash a pickup truck into a gas station in La Plata, according to KRQE.

The incident was reported at a Speedway gas station located at 1241 New Mexico State Road 170. It was reported by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office sometime before 6:00 p.m.

Dashcam footage captured by a witness’s car indicates a pickup truck was out-of-control when it entered the station’s parking lot at a high rate of speed and slammed into the gas pumps. The vehicle went on to strike the metal fence before coming to rest.

Authorities said the impact caused one pump to catch fire and the canopy above the pumps to collapse.

While alcohol is not a suspected factor in the accident, the SJCSO said there is reason to believe the driver may have undergone a medical emergency prior to the event.

No major injuries have been reported.


Accident closes part of Lead Ave in Silver Hill area

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Police responded to a collision Tuesday morning in southeast Albuquerque’s Silver Hill neighborhood, according to APD Traffic.

The crash was reported on a stretch of Lead Avenue Southeast at Spruce Street Southeast, just a block north of Roosevelt Park. Officers were dispatched to the scene some time before 6:37 a.m.

As of this writing, the department has not specified what led up to the accident or how many vehicles were involved, but a section of Lead Avenue was blocked during the response and investigation.

No injuries were immediately reported.

SFCSO responds to road rage incident, crash on US-84/285 near NW Santa Fe

SANTA FE COUNTY, NM — A driver was arrested Sunday, February 4, following a road rage incident that led to a crash on U.S. Highway 84/285 near Santa Fe, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene at mile marker 177, in an area northwest of Santa Fe and southeast of Cuyamungue.

According to a preliminary crash report, 57-year-old Gonzalo Rubio-Terrazas was intentionally ramming his car into another vehicle several times until the victim vehicle crashed.

Rubio-Terrazas was pulled over by officials and was shortly after discovered to have a revoked driver’s license. They were subsequently taken into custody and charged.

No injuries have been reported following the incident.


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