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Man hit by snowplow recuperating in Abq. hospital

January 15, 2019

A man who was injured when he was struck by a city snowplow truck in downtown Santa Fe on Friday evening was listed in satisfactory condition Monday at University of New Mexico Hospital.

Joseph and Toni Fammartino were hit in the intersection of Paseo de Peralta and Galisteo Street, according to a police report. Police said Joseph was initially transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Hospital, then sent to the hospital in Albuquerque.

Toni Fammartino told Santa Fe police she had seen a snowplow stopped at a red light while walking on Galisteo. When a walk sign illuminated, indicating it was safe to proceed, she said she and her husband started to move into the crosswalk.

“The next thing she remembered was lying on the road next to Joseph,” police wrote in a report on the incident.

The driver of the truck, Bill Kavanaugh, , said he didn’t know he had struck anyone, the report said. Kavanaugh told police that if he knew he had hit someone, he would not have left the scene.

“He was really remorseful in his answers and was really concerned about the status of the injured,” police wrote.

Police spokesman Greg Gurulé said on Monday a traffic team was still investigating the incident to determine if any charges are warranted.

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