Diego Martinez involved in Motorcycle Accident
Tragic Motorcycle Accident Claims the Life of 19-Year-Old Diego Martinez in West El Paso
In a devastating incident, 19-year-old motorcyclist Diego Ivan Benjamin Martinez tragically lost his life following a collision with an SUV in West El Paso. The accident occurred on Friday, September 29, 2023, and Diego Martinez passed away at the hospital the following day. This heart-wrenching incident has left the community mourning the loss of a young life. In this article, we provide details of the accident and its aftermath.
The collision transpired at approximately 2:18 p.m. on Friday, September 29, at the intersection of North Mesa Street and Kern Drive, near Mesita Elementary School in El Paso. Diego Ivan Benjamin Martinez was riding a 2023 Yamaha motorcycle, heading northbound on Mesa Street. Tragically, a 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan, driven by Rosa Valenzuela De Herrera, 84, of the East Side, pulled out or turned in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Tiguan, resulting in a critical injury to Martinez.
Diego Martinez, a resident of West El Paso, was immediately transported to a hospital for medical attention. Despite the best efforts of medical personnel, Diego succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, September 30. This heartbreaking loss has left family, friends, and the community grappling with grief and sorrow.
Rosa Valenzuela De Herrera, the driver of the SUV, sustained minor injuries and was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
The El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit is actively investigating the details of the accident. Their efforts are aimed at uncovering the circumstances surrounding the collision and determining any contributing factors.
The tragic passing of Diego Martinez adds to the sobering statistics of traffic-related fatalities in El Paso this year. According to figures from the Police Department, there have been 56 traffic-related deaths in the city this year, surpassing the count of 53 deaths at the same point in the previous year.
The loss of Diego Ivan Benjamin Martinez serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance while driving. The community mourns the untimely passing of a young life, and our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. The investigation into the accident will hopefully shed light on the circumstances and contribute to improved safety measures on the roads.