FALFURRIAS, Texas - On December 28, 2014, at approximately 7:15 am, a one vehicle roll-over accident involving children was reported to agents assigned at the Falfurrias (FLF) Border Patrol Checkpoint via radio by off duty agents traveling to work on U.S. Highway 281.
The off duty Border Patrol Agents stopped to render assistance. Three additional units and a supervisor were dispatched from the Falfurrias checkpoint to assist the family. Local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Fire Department (FD) units were contacted immediately and advised they were en-route to the accident scene.
At approximately 7:46 am, EMS and FD arrived on scene and attempted to provide assistance to the occupants of the vehicle. The vehicle involved was a Dodge Pick-up with Oklahoma license plates.
The exact location of the roll-over is on U.S. Highway 281 northbound, located 4 miles south of FM 755.
The driver, his wife and three children were extracted from the vehicle using the Jaws-Of-Life. All occupants have minor medical issues and were evaluated by EMS.
At approximately 8:30 am, Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) Troopers arrived on scene. TX DPS will take over the investigation. Border Patrol units will be clearing the scene as permitted. At least two Border Patrol units remained behind to assist with traffic.
The father and mother that were involved in the rollover accident would like to thank all the FLF Agents (on-duty/off-duty) that helped save their three children’s lives. They stated they will be forever grateful with the USBP and the emergency personnel that responded to the accident. The driver, his wife, and three small children are safe.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.