Roswell teacher faces long road to recovery

Dave Peek, Roswell NM

ROSWELL, NM (KRQE) – A Roswell teacher, hit by a car outside his home, is out of the hospital and now faces a very long road to recovery.

David Peek was released from the hospital Wednesday with two shattered legs and knees, a broken hand, ribs and a bruised and bloody face. He will return next week so doctors can determine if he’s strong enough for surgery to pin and screw his bones together. However, they may have to completely replace the bones with rods.

Peek is the automotive teacher at Roswell High School and caught the incident on his home’s surveillance cameras. Peek says the driver who struck him was the same man he yelled at a day earlier for driving recklessly in the neighborhood. That man has since been arrested.

Despite the pain, Peek is in good spirits, “I am going to work very, very hard to get back to work, to get back with my kids. I work with some 200 kids at the school everyday so I want to get back to them and online.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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