Hobbs Police: Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Hits Two Teenagers 8/15/13
Hobbs Police Department
August 15, 2013 – On Tuesday afternoon, August 13th at approximately 5:00pm, Hobbs Police responded to a crash involving a vehicle and two pedestrians in the 1100 block of East Broadway. Upon arrival Officers found two 14 year old males injured after being hit by a four door passenger car. As a result of the investigation, Officers learned that the 26 year old Esteban Alvarez had fallen asleep at the wheel, veered off the south side of the roadway, drove over the curb and onto the sidewalk striking the boys. Both teenagers were transported to a Lubbock, Texas area hospital for treatment and are in stable condition. The investigation into this matter is ongoing and charges against Alvarez are pending the outcome of the investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in this incident.