A PEDALCYCLIST & PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN LOWER-VALLEY
RELEASE DATE & TIME: Saturday, July 13,, 2013 @ 12:00 PM
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Public Information Officer, Angelica Becerra
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
EL PASO, TX- On 07-12-13, late afternoon, Special Traffic Investigators conducting traffic enforcement in the Montana Ave., El Paso County, TX, investigated two accidents. The first accident happened at approximately 2:15 PM at the intersection of Montana Ave. and Zaragoza where a pedalcyclist was traveling westbound on the shoulder portion of eastbound lanes of traffic when he was struck by a Ford F-350 exiting from a dirt road at the 13800 block of Montana Ave. The 29 year old male/pedalcyclist was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The pedalcyclist was cited for traveling on the wrong way on a one way. The truck reportedly had a green traffic light at the time of the accident.
At approximately 2:40 PM a vehicle traveling eastbound on Montana Ave. struck a pedestrian crossing from south to north at the intersection of Tierra Este and Montana Ave. The pedestrian, on impact, was thrown approximately 85 ft. before landing on a portion of the roadway and median. The vehicle veered off the roadway and skidded before coming to a stop. The 18 year old male/pedestrian was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is facing a citation for Pedestian/fail to yield right of way. Speed and alcohol were not factors in this accident. The driver is not facing charges.