Community Development Director treated after auto accident

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Clovis Community Development Director Claire Burroughes was treated and released from Lovelace Hospital after she was involved in a crash in Albuquerque Wednesday while attending the New Mexico Municipal League Conference.

Burroughes said she was driving to a meeting at the New Mexico Environment Department when she was struck in the side at an intersection by a vehicle running a red light.

The vehicle crashed into the front of the Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving, causing the airbags to deploy, she said.

Burroughes said she was transported by ambulance to the hospital, examined and released.

She said she is sore but was able to attend meetings Wednesday night and was back on schedule for the conference Thursday.

“It could have been a lot worse,” she said.

Burroughes said the city vehicle she was driving — assigned to City Manager Joe Thomas — was taken to an Albuquerque garage for repair.

She said she was not cited in the crash, however the other driver did receive a ticket.

An incident report on the crash will not be available for several days, according to a records clerk at the Albuquerque Police Department.