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Border Patrol Agents Rescue Man from Burning Car

Release Date: 
November 15, 2021

MCALLEN, Texas — Border Patrol Agents rescued a man from a burning vehicle just after it crashed south of McAllen, Texas.
On Nov. 13, McAllen Border Patrol Station agents heard a vehicle crash near Expressway 83 eastbound Frontage Road and Bentsen Road and immediately approached the scene. They observed the driver inside the vehicle, slumped over the steering wheel and bleeding as a result of the crash. As agents were extracting the man from the smoking vehicle, the vehicle burst into flames.  Once the man was out, personnel from the City of McAllen Fire and Police Departments arrived and took over the scene, to include rendering first aid to the injured man.

Aftermath of car fire.
Aftermath of car fire.

“While executing their border security mission within their area of responsibility, Border Patrol Agents sometimes encounter various emergency situations involving members of the general public.  Our agents immediately took action to save the life of the man involved in the crash, preventing any further injury,” stated Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Brian S. Hastings.

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November 15, 2021