Scenes Of Accident At Bottom Of Main Hill Road Today

Scene of a one-vehicle accident this afternoon at the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Witnesses rushed to the vehicle, opened the door and said that the driver was able to climb out on his own. A witness told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the driver was tailgating him all the way down the hill, at times swerving a bit. Just before the turn-off to White Rock the driver gunned it to 50-60 mph driving around the witness, lost control, veered down the slope of the overpass and across the roadway where he smashed into a Jersey Barrier nearly head on. Courtesy photo

Firefighters douse the vehicle with foam. The driver was walking around after the accident but was transported to the hospital to get checked out. It’s not yet known whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor or if citations have been issued. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Firefighters this afternoon at the scene of the crash near the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The force of the collision broke out a large section of the Jersey Barrier. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

NMDOT crews replacing a guard rail over the hole in the barrier left by the accident. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene at the crash site. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

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