CALEXICO, Calif. – A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the El Centro Sector provided aid in requesting medical assistance to, two civilians injured in an off-roading vehicle accident, Monday morning.
At approximately 9:25 a.m., a civilian flagged down an on-duty agent in the Imperial County Sand Dunes, desert area, east of the city of Calexico. The civilian notified the agent of an accident that occurred involving two individuals operating a Polaris Razor style off-road vehicle.
The agent responded and located the two individuals who had been injured riding in their off-road vehicle when it rolled over. The agent conducted welfare checks and observed the two individuals, a male who appeared to be dazed, and a female who appeared to have a broken left leg/ankle needed additional medical assistance. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were requested, and EMS arrived at approximately 10:42 a.m., both individuals were transported to a local nearby hospital via ambulance.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.