Thursday, October 8, 2009

Councilor Injured In Traffic Wreck

By John Larson
SOCORRO – Socorro City Councilor Gordy Hicks is under observation at UNM Hospital after suffering a broken leg and ribs in a traffic accident at the intersection of Frontage Road and Memory Lane Monday morning.
Hicks, riding his 2007 Yamaha Star motorcycle, was struck by a car driven by Shawn Gonzales, 19, of Socorro, who was cited for failure to yield.
Det. Richard Lopez of the Socorro City Police said Hicks was southbound on Frontage Road at about 10 a.m.
Hicks was turning from Frontage Road onto Memory Lane, which is a hairpin curve. Gonzales was traveling south on Memory Lane and apparently did not see Gordy making the left turn. He passed through the stop sign and hit the motorcycle, Lopez said.
The accident was just a few yards from Hicks’ home and business.
Mayor Dr. Ravi Bhasker made the announcement at Monday night’s City Council meeting, and all councilors voiced their concern.
“He’s had a rough six months and we’re praying that he heals up and comes back quickly,” he said.

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