TUCSON, Ariz. – A Nogales Station Border Patrol agent provided emergency aid to an injured driver after his vehicle flipped on the northbound side of I-19 Monday.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., the agent stopped to investigate a red sedan laying on its passenger side in the I-19 median. The agent, a trained emergency medical technician, approached the sedan and found an adult male still in his seatbelt but hanging toward the passenger side of the vehicle.
The driver said he had briefly lost consciousness. The agent noticed an open head wound and immediately radioed for emergency medical services. While the agent waited, he got the bleeding under control and kept the man talking.
Soon the Tubac Fire and Rescue, Santa Cruz County Sheriff, and Department of Public Safety responders arrived on scene and extracted the driver by removing the vehicle’s roof.
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.