TUCSON, Ariz. – Off duty Border Patrol agents from the Sonoita Station provided emergency medical care for a woman injured in a motorcycle accident on State Route 83, near mile marker 46, Wednesday afternoon.
Multiple off duty Sonoita agents were on their way home from work when they drove upon an accident involving a motorcycle with two riders and a truck towing a boat. The female passenger on the motorcycle sustained life threatening injuries and was treated by a trained Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technician at the scene. Other agents assisted by helping to stabilize and comfort the woman until Sonoita-Elgin Fire Department paramedics arrived. A life-flight crew also responded and transported the woman to a local hospital. The drivers of the truck and motorcycle declined medical care.
Border Patrol agents often are the first emergency responders to arrive at the scene of an accident or other emergency. Fortunately, all agents are trained as first responders and many are nationally certified as emergency medical technicians. The Border Patrol also works in partnership with local fire departments and emergency medical services, combining resources to help save anyone in need.
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.