APD releases video of graphic hit-and-run crash involving bicyclist


Warning: The above video may contain some graphic images.

As we head into the Fourth of July holiday, Albuquerque Police want everyone to see a video that clearly shows the dangers of DWI and the destruction it can cause.

“Extremely brutal. Very graphic and he got hit really, really hard,” said Albuquerque Police Officer Simon Drobik.

The video is not easy to watch — a driver speeding into a car wash parking lot on Central near Juan Tabo, plowing into a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

“He just got out of work, he’s riding his bicycle home going eastbound on Central, you see this vehicle hit him brutally,” said Drobik.  

The victim is still in critical condition. 

“This individual is now clinging to life in a hospital, he may not make it,” said Drobik. 

 In the video, it appears the driver shows no concern for the man he just hit. 

“Very callous, I mean he hung out for about 10 seconds and just took off out of there,” said Drobik.  

After just a few seconds into the surveillance video, the driver peels out of the parking lot and almost crashes into a car on Central. 

“That guy took off, and he crashed his car on the freeway and we got a huge perimeter search,” Drobik said.  

After a foot chase from that second crash, police found 34-year-old Allen Hackett at a home near Juan Tabo.

“He was trying to avoid consequences for his actions, and we ended up catching up with him and booked him for great bodily harm,” said Drobik. 

Hackett was supposed to appear before a judge Tuesday, but his first appearance was postponed for a mental evaluation. His brother although was there and spoke to KRQE News 13. 

“Some past mental issues started from birth so there are challenges with that, and I’m trying to figure out what’s really happening,” said Edwin Hackett.

He said his brother has been on prescription medications, but wasn’t sure if he’d been taking them. He said he was sorry about what happened. 

“I just send my prayers up for him and hoping that everything is going to be okay,” said Hackett.

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