Street Racing Airman Kills Pedestrian, Continues Driving Before Crashing Into Apartments

Every state in the country has laws against drag or street racing. In addition to substantial fines, street racing can lead to severe injuries or outcomes that are even more tragic. Street or drag racing not only puts the lives of those who are involved at risk; they can endanger the lives of innocent bystanders.

Albuquerque Police believe that an incident involving street racing left one female pedestrian dead and three other people critically injured.  Military.Com reported that the accident happened on March 20th and involves at least one airman stationed at the Kirtland Air Force Base.

The accident happened Saturday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. just a short distance from the base. Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik described the scene as possibly being the worst accident anyone has ever seen.

Eyewitnesses to the crash told police investigators that two vehicles had been street racing, heading northbound on Louisiana. One of the cars attempted to pass the other and struck a woman who was walking in the intersection. They kept going until they crashed into the Phoenix Rising Apartment Complex.

Police say that it was fortunate that no one was inside the building at the time of the crash. Residents of the complex had stated that they had seen the car strike and kill the female pedestrian.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is still unclear how the three others were critically injured.  Authorities also have not released the name of the female victim, or the names and current conditions of those injured.

Though Military officials have not stated whether the airman involved was driving or a passenger, Grusnick did say in a statement that the airman was a member of the 58th Special Operations Wing stationed at the Kirtland Base. Officials at Kirtland Air Force Base have said they intend to cooperate with the Albuquerque Police Department regarding the matter.


Related Frequently Asked Questions

  • 01 Feb 2019
    What Ways Can Car Accident Lawyers Help You Overcome Your Losses?
    There is much more to what a car accident lawyer can do to help you overcome the losses you have experienced as the result of your accident. For many people, the lawyer’s role begins and ends with knowing and following courtroom procedure when litigating your car accident case. At Zanes Law, our legal
  • 26 Feb 2019
    What if I Got Into a Car Accident in a Rental Car?
    As far as a rental company is concerned, if you got into a car accident in a rental car, you are ultimately responsible for the cost of repairing the car — even if the accident was not your fault. This does not mean you have to fund these repairs out of your own pocket. If you have the appropriate insura

Related Blog Posts

  • 30 Jan 2015
    Practice the Phoenix Super Bowl Motto: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
    With less than a week left until Super Bowl XLIX, it’s time to make sure your plan for the weekend will ensure a fun and safe time, without getting a DUI.  With such a large occasion happening right here in Phoenix, Arizona, our home state is going to be filled with drivers who aren’t familia
  • 21 Dec 2015
    Marana Training Bus Drivers Via Simulator
    Marana Training Bus Drivers Via Simulator Over just this past year alone, we have heard of numerous school bus crashes and often involving school children in the bus itself… (more…)

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, or worse... we are here to help.
Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Zanes Law Logo
Click to call

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

By submitting this form I agree to the Terms of Use