Clovis man survives rollover

New Mexico State Police said a Clovis man flipped his car at least three times south of Clovis on County Road 4. He sustained only cuts and bruises. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina


A 19-year-old Clovis man escaped with only cuts and bruises after falling asleep and rolling his car at least three times on dirt roads, according to New Mexico State Police.
Ramon Rodriguez was southbound about 10 p.m. Monday night on County Road H and turned right onto County Road 4 while sleeping, according to Patrolman Ramon Vorjas. Tire marks show his 2001 Ford Focus skidded sideways about 100 feet before flipping over on the south side of the road and landing upside down in a field, according to Vorjas.
“He woke up while he was rolling over in the south ditch,” Vorjas said. “He got out of the vehicle through the rear window, and walked away from the scene.”
“He kept calling the police department and officers kept looking for him,” Vorjas said.
Officers on scene estimated it took about 10 minutes to find the crash on dirt roads near Cooper Legacy Dairy. Rodriguez declined treatment by emergency personnel, Vorjas said.