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Runaway Vehicle Crashes into White Rock Visitor Center

on May 2, 2012 - 8:24pm

Police arrived at the scene of an accident in which an unoccupied vehicle rolled away from the Shell Gas Station at Rover Boulevard and N.M. 4 at about 5 p.m. today, picked up speed through the adjacent parking lot and plowed into the White Rock Visitor Center. According to police, the driver went inside the station to prepay her gas. Her vehicle is a manual transmission that apparently popped out of gear and rolled southbound across the parking lot, struck a canopy pole near the entrance of the tourist information center, jumped the curb and pushed in a portion of the glass and wall area of the building about a foot-and-a-half. The woman was not cited. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A carpenter from TRK Management - landord for the building - arrives on the scene to board up the damaged area for the night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Damage to the inside of the White Rock Visitor Center. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos meets with Visitor Center staff and volunteers to discuss the accident. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Visitor Center staff and volunteers from left, Elaine Tobey, Beto Carlson and Randy Carlson discuss the damage. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Visitor Center staff member Bob Tobey and Elaine Toby talk about the accident. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Shell Station across the parking lot from which the vehicle broke loose. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

 

 

 

 


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