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2007/11/19

Night Lights and CARnage

The scanner reported a one-vehicle rollover accident. They are common enough out in the county and on the reservation, but the location for this one was in town on a road four lanes wife, with a center turn lane area and a broad shoulder for parking. The road is also a 45 MPH zone. I just couldn't figure out how a vehicle could flip over in the area, so I drove over to investigate.

The scene was difficult to make images of, as it turned out to be two vehicles had crashed, and there was over half a block between where they ended up. I tried to deduce what happened as I worked on the scene, but came up with nothing. When I talked to one of the police officers working on the accident diagram I asked for his assessment. He said he was still wondering about it as well...


Gallup police and fire fighters work the scene of a two vehicle collision Monday evening at the intersection of High Street and J.M. Montoya Boulevard in Gallup.
The collision caused the pick-up truck to roll completely over and the other car involved endedup stopped with both passenger side tires flattened. Two people were transported by ambulance from the scene with minor injuries.


The owner of a Ford Mustang (who was not in the vehicle during the accident) looks over the damage to his vehicle after it was involved in a collision with a large 4x4 pick-up at the intersection of High Street and J.M. Montoya Boulevard in Gallup.


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