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El Paso– Police Officers Struck by Vehicle on US 70

Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 11:00 pm    

A vehicle crash on U.S. 70 near Las Cruces sent two police officers to a hospital last Saturday.

New Mexico State Police say that two of its police officers were investigating a crash on US 70 northeast of the city when a passing vehicle struck them including a police vehicle nearby. The two officers sustained non-life threatening injuries from the impact. Their identification has not been disclosed.

No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the hitting vehicle was identified as 70-year-old Susan Ware. She was a resident from Cloudcroft.

Police cited Ware for reckless driving.

New Mexico State Police diverted the traffic onto Bataan Memorial West at Brahman as they clear the scene.

The investigation is still underway.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.

Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.

Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.


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