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Helicopter struck by suspected drunk driver near Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies say an alleged drunk driver ran through barricades to strike a fire truck and medical helicopter.

Frank Hernandez was at the scene and witnessed the crash. Hernandez works for Speedway Towing in Gallup. He was at the site of a crash to tow away a vehicle that had rolled over — the wreck that the medical helicopter was responding to.

“Then I noticed after we got the vehicle picked up, this black Jeep flew past us,” said Hernandez. “I was thinking, ‘What the heck is this guy doing?’ Because they had people out there trying to stop traffic, already he almost hit two ladies.”

Hernandez says the Jeep plowed through the barrier around the medical helicopter before hitting the fire truck and then the helicopter.

The worst part is that this isn’t the first time that this has happened.

This year.


“Florida man…” Or is that “Florida, man.”

 Not the US, but somewhere, someone, had a long incident report to write.

The mind boggles.
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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


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