2 hospitalized in crash near US-Mexico border

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SAN DIEGO – A crash involving a Border Patrol agent and a suspected illegal border crosser on a service road near the US-Mexico border Monday landed both men in the hospital, authorities said.

AmbulanceEmergencySan Diego police officers responded to the 2400 block of Monument Road in the Tijuana River Valley around 4:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a collision.

The collision involved a Border Patrol agent riding an all-terrain vehicle and a man suspected of crossing the border illegally on a bicycle, according to US. Border Patrol Public Affairs Officer Gerardo Gutierrez. The suspect rode down a steep hill in an attempt to evade pursuing agents and collided with another agent who was driving up the hill, Gutierrez said.

Both men were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital, according to Gutierrez.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.




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