Woman Injured in Truck Accident on US 285 in Roswell, NM
Roswell, NM -- December 8, 2022, a woman was injured due to an accident where a truck and a car collided along US 285.
Investigators said that the accident happened early Thursday at around 7:41 a.m. off the corner of US Highway 285 and Charleston Road, just south of Roswell.
Chaves County officials said that a woman was in a car traveling on US 285/Main Street. A truck reportedly pulled off Charleston, and the vehicles collided.
The woman in the car was taken to a hospital with injuries thought to be non-life-threatening. Police mentioned thick fog as a likely factor, but details remain under investigation.
Commentary on Truck Accident on US 285 st Charleston in Roswell
It wouldn't be too surprising if the fog was a significant factor here, as it can certainly create all kinds of problems. Authorities are wise to remind people of the dangers of driving too fast and the importance of using lights to ensure people can see your vehicle.
At the same time, though, they should also remind people to be extra cautious when coming up to cross traffic. People can travel at appropriate speeds and make their vehicles as visible as possible, but it won't mean much if people don't keep a proper look out in the limited visibility. Whichever was the cause of this particular crash, it's important folks understand there could be many contributing factors here, and all are worth close consideration.