Highway 285 sees second rollover in one week


For the second time in less than one week, a vehicle has rolled over while traveling along Highway 285 west of Taos.

"We have a vehicle hauling a camper that rolled over," a dispatcher from Taos Central Dispatch reported to emergency services around 12:55 p.m. Sunday afternoon (July 16).

The cause of the rollover is currently unknown. Dispatchers advised at 1 p.m. that the occupants of the vehicle – a male in his 30s and another male in his 80s – were walking around, the younger male complaining of some "left shoulder pain." The elderly man was uninjured, according to initial dispatch reports.

Tres Piedras Fire Department and medical personnel have been dispatched to the scene just north of mile marker 372. A life-flight helicopter is on standby.

Travelers should expect delays in the area and are advised to use caution while traveling the roadway.

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