Two fatal crashes impact Thursday morning traffic

J.R. Oppenheim
September 14, 2017 05:15 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two unrelated vehicle crashes caused major traffic delays Thursday morning, and the Albuquerque Police Department said both collisions included fatalities.


One crash occurred near I-40 and Fourth Street when a motorcycle drove eastbound on the interstate at more than 90 miles per hour, according to APD Public Information Officer Tanner Tixier said. The male rider lost control on a slight bend at Fourth Street and ran into the barrier separating the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The motorcycle rider, who APD did not identify, then hit a street light after he flew off the bike, Tixier said. High speed was a factor in the crash, but alcohol was not. No other vehicles were involved.

Also Thursday morning, a northbound pickup truck struck a female pedestrian who was crossing Coors Boulevard near Iliff Road. Based on the initial investigation, Tixier said the collision appears to be caused by pedestrian error. The driver stopped after the crash and charges are not expected.

The female pedestrian was also not identified.

Officials with ABQ Ride said the crashes did affect bus schedules. The roads were reopened around 9:30 a.m.

For mobile users, click here to see a Google Map of where the crashes happened.


J.R. Oppenheim

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