A few weeks ago, a New Mexico truck accident resulted in three fatalities and over 20 injuries. According to a local news report covering the tragic accident, the multi-vehicle collision occurred in the early morning hours on Interstate 25, near Bernalillo.
Evidently, a car ran into the back of a pick-up truck, starting a chaotic chain of accidents. After the initial collision, the disabled car remained on the highway, blocking several lanes. The driver of that car was ejected. As a result of the damage sustained in the collision, the car’s lights were no longer illuminated. The driver of the truck was able to pull off onto the median, out of the way of traffic.
As the damaged car and injured driver lay stationary on the highway, a passenger bus approached. The bus driver was apparently unable to see the ejected driver or unlit car until a moment before the two vehicles collided. The bus driver swerved in a last-minute attempt to avoid a collision, losing control of the bus and causing it to roll over onto its side. The bus slid across the highway and up against a roadside barrier cable. Moments later, a semi-truck approached the accident scene and was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision with the toppled bus.