Police: Pedestrians struck by vehicle suffered head injuries, now stable


Two men who were struck when a truck driver jumped a sidewalk on Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos Friday (July 6) both suffered head injuries, but are in stable condition, according to an update from Taos Police Chief David Trujillo.

Gus Chinlund, a known busker in the Taos Historic District, suffered a broken left ankle and femur, Trujillo said. Chinlund was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque following the accident, where he was still being treated as of Monday (July 9).

The second victim in the accident, Robert Soloway, was transported to Holy Cross Hospital after the accident. Records personnel at the hospital said he was no longer there as of Tuesday morning (July 10).

A German shepherd with one of the men was killed in the crash.

Due to patient information restrictions, other details were unavailable on the two men.

Trujillo said that any charges against the driver of the vehicle, identified as Richard Green, are pending further investigation and a reconstruction of the crash, which temporarily shut down traffic last Friday at the intersection of Paseo del Pueblo Norte and Camino de la Placita.

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