NM ambulance, police unit collide at intersection

The Deming Fire Department ambulance was rolled over onto its side in the crash


Bill Armendariz
The Deming Headlight, N.M.

DEMING, N.M. — A Deming Police Department patrol unit and a Deming Fire Department ambulance collided Tuesday afternoon at the busy intersection of Gold and Spruce streets in Deming.

It is unclear how the accident occurred. The police unit had significant damage to the front end and rear driver's side.

A Deming Fire Department ambulance was turned onto its side in a crash with a Deming Police Department patrol unit on Tuesday.
A Deming Fire Department ambulance was turned onto its side in a crash with a Deming Police Department patrol unit on Tuesday. (Photo/Bill Armendariz, The Deming Headlight)

The ambulance was turned over on its' passenger side and sat only a few feet away from Mimbres Internal Medicine (the old Mahoney Building) and the police cruiser – both facing in opposite directions.

The ambulance knocked out traffic lights at one of two busy intersections in town. Bystanders said a woman and a man were in the ambulance and their condition is unknown as of Tuesday later afternoon.

There is no condition report on the Deming police officer in the cruiser.

At the same time, police were investigating an incident two blocks west of the accident and it is unknown if the accident and taped-off crime scene were connected.

The area taped off was at the 300 block of West Spruce St., behind a home next to the Lincare Inc. business at the corner of West Spruce and Iron streets.

DPD investigators were collecting evidence behind the home.

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(c)2020 The Deming Headlight (Deming, N.M.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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