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TMCNet:  APD IDs ABQ Crash Victim

[October 04, 2012]

APD IDs ABQ Crash Victim

Oct 04, 2012 (Albuquerque Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- James Currier, 66, was killed after being struck by two vehicles near the intersection of Lomas and Eubank NE around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to Albuquerque Police Department spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez.

Currier was struck by a gray Ford pickup driven by Arthur Martin, 74, and then was run over by a second vehicle, a 2002 blue Hyundai driven by Manuel Adams, 49, Martinez said in an emailed update.

Adams continued to drive to work but later learned after talking to his wife that he had run over a person, and he returned to the scene, where he was booked on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, Martinez said.

The preliminary crash report lists "pedestrian error" on the part of Currier and "driver inattention" and "failure to yield right of way" with regard to Adams' actions, according to the APD.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the incident, and police will forward the case to the District Attorney's Office for determination of any charges in relation to the case, the update said.

7:03am 10/3/12 -- NE Crash Kills Pedestrian 2:10 p.m. -- The pedestrian killed Wednesday morning near Eubank and Lomas was struck by two vehicles, police said, and he tried to cross the busy street outside of a crosswalk.

Police haven't identified the victim, but they said the man is in his 50s. After 7 a.m. this morning, a truck driven by Arthur Martin struck struck the man and sent him into the path of a Hyundai driven by Manuel Adams, 49.

Adams parked his car and walked back to the scene, police said. He was booked on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, but charges resulting from the fatal accident this morning haven't yet been determined.

7:57am UPDATE: Traffic remains blocked on north- and southbound Eubank and some lanes on east- and westbound Lomas have been closed as police investigate this morning's fatal accident involving a pedestrian, 770 Radio KKOB is reporting.

New crashes are reported on northbound Unser just past Central and in Rio Rancho, on southbound N.M. 528 at Northern, according to KKOB traffic reporter Joe Gonzales.

Lights also are flashing red at Central and Tingley, Gonzales said.

The pedestrian who was struck in a crash at Eubank and Lomas NE this morning was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, Officer Robert Gibbs.

The name, age and gender of the pedestrian were not immediately available, Gibbs said.

Meanwhile, the entire intersection has been closed to traffic while police investigate the accident, and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

7:06am UPDATE: Southbound Eubank has been closed at Lomas because of this morning's accident involving a pedestrian, according to ABQjournal.com's traffic map.

Albuquerque police officers have just arrived on scene at Eubank and Lomas NE where a pedestrian was struck in a crash, APD Officer Robert Gibbs said in a news advisory.

It isn't known yet whether the pedestrian has died or is in critical condition, Gibbs said.

Police hadn't officially closed the intersection just yet, but motorists are being urged to avoid the area while the investigation is under way.

Watch for more details as they develop.

___ (c)2012 the Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, N.M.) Visit the Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, N.M.) at www.abqjournal.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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