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Host of traffic accidents keep police busy Saturday night

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police Saturday night investigated several suspected drunken driving crashes and another crash caused by two vehicles racing, according to police.

Police didn’t report serious injuries in any of the crashes.

Around 9:30 p.m., police were in the 7700 block of Krista NE, where a suspected drunken driver crashed into a home. The home is west of the Wyoming and San Antonio intersection. The house sustained “heavy damage,” police said.

At the same time, police were near Interstate 40 and Eubank, where another suspected drunken driver rolled a truck. The truck was northbound on Eubank and ended up propped on a wall along Eubank above the interstate.

There was also a two-vehicle crash at Jefferson and Montgomery around the same time. A driver in that crash was also being investigated for DWI, police said.

And earlier in the evening, around 8 p.m., there was a four-vehicle crash on Paseo del Norte west of Jefferson. Police said the drivers of two vehicles were racing and attempted to merge into the same lane, causing the wreck.

Also investigated were two cases in which pedestrians were struck by vehicles.

One of the crashes was Friday night at 10:30 p.m. A man was hit while walking near Tennessee and Zuni SE, according to police. The man remained in critical condition Saturday night. The driver fled the scene after hitting the man.

The second occurred early Saturday evening when another man was hit by a vehicle while walking on Sequoia NW, near Coors. Police reported the man was in stable condition.

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