Posted on Aug 18, 2023

Taos County Sheriff's deputy injured in 2-vehicle accident

TAOS, NM - A Taos County Sheriff's Deputy responding to a call was injured in a crash last week, according to The Taos News.

The accident happened Aug. 8 at the intersection of New Mexico 68 and Paseo Del Cañon in Taos at about 8 p.m.  Authorities said Sheriff’s Deputy Teodoro Flores was en route to a local hospital where a patient had become violent and fled on foot.

Flores had his emergency lights on while going south on NM 68 when his vehicle collided with a Jeep at the intersection.  Flores and the other driver both sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The sheriff's office said it is investigating the incident in conjunction with the New Mexico State Police.