ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is asking for your help gathering information about an officer-involved crash that left a mother, her two children and a police officer injured.
Tuesday morning, that mother and her two children are in critical condition fighting for their lives.
Meanwhile, that crash also left the officer involved with a broken leg and ankle.
APD says it happened around 6 p.m. Monday night when one of their officers was responding to a man threatening people with a knife on Juan Tabo.
As the officer was responding to that call, he collided with the woman who was turning onto Indian School from Eubank, sending both cars flying.
The officer had a green light and had his lights and sirens on at the time of the crash, APD says.
They are now asking for the public’s help piecing together their investigation.
APD is not releasing the names or ages of the family. They also haven’t released the name of the officer.
Several agencies are investigating this crash with Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department taking the lead.
The APD policy for responding to calls says, “when officers are responding to a call they must “exercise due regard for the safety of all persons and property.” It adds that they have right of way while responding to a call, but it does not relieve them from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all.
Last month, it was ruled that the city will pay more than $8 million to an Albuquerque family after now-former APD Sergeant Adam Casaus sped through an intersection in 2013 killing a 21-year-old woman and severely injuring her sister.
Casaus claimed he had his lights and siren on, witnesses claimed otherwise.