Slip Sliding Away

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By Tris DeRoma

Riki Bayers, 19, (back to camera) hugs her friend Rachael Hayward, 18.
Hayward said she was driving up N.M. 502 West toward Los Alamos, when the transmission and the brakes in her Dodge Caravan minivan simultaneously failed, leaving the distraught teen rolling backwards down the Main Hill. She said there was no choice but to use the canyon wall to stop her descent.

Wow. That would indeed be a

Wow. That would indeed be a very scary situation to be in.

Well done on the part of the driver. Stopped the vehicle without even rolling it over...very very well done!