A late afternoon crash Monday on the north side of downtown Santa Fe left two vehicles heavily damaged, one of them overturned in the roadway near the Allsup’s convenience store on Paseo de Peralta near North Guadalupe Street.

The crash was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m., police said.

Initial reports to police indicated one person may have been hospitalized for minor injuries.

The collission left a gray Toyota pickup overturned in the middle of eastbound Paseo de Peralta, snarling traffic. The other vehicle involved in the crash, a maroon Honda SUV, sustained heavy front end damage.

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Khal Spencer

I was just rolling in from Boulder, Colorado and my car was running on fumes so as soon as I entered town on 84/285, I headed for that Allsups to put gas in the car. I had to navigate around the wreckage, which as the picture shows, was considerable and blocked all eastbound lanes. I'm glad no one was hurt badly.

That said, one has to wonder why we have so many crashes in Santa Fe including this one, which resulted in massive damage but fortunately no serious injuries or deaths. When are we going to stop rationalizing the misuse of autos? As a bicyclist and motorcyclist, if I am going to meet my maker in the City Different, its more likely going to be at the hands of a driver than a gunman. Wake up, folks and hold each other accountable.

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