Fatal crash on Old Pecos Trail

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A 76-year-old Santa Fe woman died this morning when the vehicle she was driving apparently turned into the path of a northbound pickup truck on Old Pecos Trail at Quail Run Road, police said.
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nmlawgirl

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Mar 14, 2011
 
deliverygirl wrote:
A few facts for consideration.
Intersections require a visability triangle for safety. The visability triangle on the corner of Quail Run and Old Pecos Trail currently has a 6'x10'x34' pile of dirt obstructing the views of both north bound traffic on OPT and drivers exiting Quail Run.
The dirt is from a water line installation project for the Homewise affordable housing development on Old Las Vegas Highway. Homewise contracted with an Albuquerque company for the installation. It is not a City project.
The Homewise final development plan which was approved by the City showed the water line connection on Old Santa Fe Trail.
Homewise saved $50,000 by moving the water line to Old Pecos Trail after the final plan approval.
The City Council was noticed prior to approval of the annexation and final Homewise development plan that the OPT corridor was a major safety concern and that the New Mexico Transporation Department had declared the Old Las Vegas Highway and Old Pecos Trail crossing a "failed intersection".
In my opinion, it was irresponsible of the City to approve this development without having safe infrastructure in place for the citizens who travel this road daily. Many of these are residents of Quail Run, Sol y Lomas and Eldorado, all communities that have existed for 20 years or longer.
Homewise and the City should be held accountable for this tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Ms. Wilkes and I pray they find peace.
deliverygirl: would you mind contacting me by email to discuss your post? Our law firm is investigating this situation on behalf of the deceased's family. You can email me at jmb.paralegal@gmail.com. Thank you.
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Mar 14, 2011
 
smcentre wrote:
I am a member at Quail Run CC and but I don't reside at Quail Run.......I went to QR this morning for excercise and I noticed specifically that the construction pile of dirt near the entry of QR substantially blocked the view in seeing the traffic on Pecos Trail....The deceased's estate should seek damages from the contractor and Homewise(developer) and the City for their conduct which was grossly negligent........
smcentre: would you mind contacting me by email to discuss your posts? Our law firm is investigating this situation on behalf of the deceased's family. You can email me at jmb.paralegal@gmail.com. Thank you.

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