Posted on Apr 11, 2023


News: Air ambulance damaged responding to vehicle crash on Highway 60

MOUNTAINAIR, NM - Authorities shut down a stretch of Highway 60 west of Mountainair following a motor vehicle accident Friday morning.

In a Facebook post, the Valencia County Fire Department said an air ambulance sustained minor damage in a secondary accident while responding to the original crash and needed to be towed from the scene.

Should any additional information come to light, our Albuquerque car accident lawyer will update this news blog. 

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The initial accident involved a semi-truck and a pickup truck.  A report by KOB said the medical helicopter had arrived to take the pickup truck driver to the hospital.  At about 8:50 a.m., a semi-truck had a brake failure, went through a roadblock and hit one of the rotor blades on the helicopter.  No one was injured in the second incident.

The pickup driver was transported to a hospital by an ambulance.

Highway 60 was closed in both directions just east of Highway 47 and drivers were advised to expect a prolonged road closure.  New Mexico State Police are investigating the incident.