Man improving following bedroom crash

CNJ Staff

A Clovis man is recovering from injuries he received when an SUV drove into his bedroom Friday while he slept.

Richard Gallegos said his uncle is doing much better.

Michael Gallegos remains hospitalized in Lubbock, where he will likely stay for at least another week, Richard Gallegos said.

“It’s going to take time but he’s doing a lot better,” he said.

The 57-year-old suffered a fractured vertebrae, collapsed lung and fractured eye socket, among other injuries, when police said an SUV driven by Paul Apodaca Jr. crashed through his bedroom wall.

Charged with several traffic citations in addition to causing great bodily injury with a vehicle, aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a crash with great bodily injury, two counts of criminal damage over $1,000 and one count of criminal damage under $1,000, Apodaca remains at the jail, held on $24,000 bond, jail officials said.