Officer Patrick Casias with the Albuquerque Police Department is being sued for his connection to a crash that injured Linda Leslie.
The lawsuit was filed last week by Lidia Leslie, more than a year after the crash. The original report stated Leslie was turning south on Wyoming coming from I-40 prior to the crash. According to the report, Officer Casias was responding to a call about a stolen car and slammed into the driver’s side door of Leslie’s vehicle. Casias was not disciplined for the crash because they say the collision was non-preventable. However, Officer Casias did not have his emergency lights on to warn drivers.
As a result of the crash, Leslie sustained major injuries and was taken to a local hospital in critical but stable condition. The lawsuit argues that Officer Casias acted without a reasonable care by speeding on a highway without activating his emergency lights or sirens. This is not the only lawsuit Officer Casias is facing at this time. He is also facing another lawsuit stemming from a three-car crash that took place two years ago.
Both cases are still underway and not much information has been released at this time. We will provide updates on the story as they are released to the public.
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