Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-05-08 00:07:29 –
Airbags unfold and smoke coming out of the hood Albuquerque Police Station A police car after an accident involving an officer Edgar Sandval. “I have no flames, no,” said Officer Sandval in a lapel video. “It’s okay.”
The crash occurred in January near Louisiana and Bell. In the video, you can see the APD car passing through the fence and crushing the driver’s side door of another car driven by Elizabeth Alvarado. Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to get Alvarado out of the car. A few months after the accident, Alvarado filed proceedings against police officers, the city and the police station for personal injury and property damage.
The proceedings allege that Alvarado stopped at the stop sign for Bell and Louisiana and began driving after no other cars could be seen and was made T-Bone by officer Sandval. The proceedings state that Sandval was driving at high speed before the crash and his emergency equipment was not turned on. Sandval told police he claimed he was returning to the substation when it occurred and was driving at a speed limit of 35 mph.
“How fast did you go?” Asked the officer. “Probably 40, 35, 40,” replied Sandval. Police reported that Sandval saw a car in front of him and remembered waking up when the car had already hit the fence. The policeman cut his face in the crash and Alvarado was taken to UNMH.
KRQE News 13 contacted Alvarado’s lawyer with no response. APD I’m not sure if they’re still available, but I’ll reply in court, according to an email to KRQE News 13.
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