Blythe station Border Patrol agents processed two Mexican nationals following a vehicle stop that ended in a morning rollover on Interstate 10.
Only one of the two subjects – both illegally present in the U.S. – were injured in the incident.
“A driver who fled from Blythe Border Patrol agents rolled his vehicle on Interstate 10 Wednesday (March 31) morning. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Blythe station initiated a vehicle stop on a Honda Pilot that was traveling westbound on I-10 near Blythe, California,” stated U.S. Customs & Border Protection on April 1. “The driver of the vehicle initially yielded to the agents; however, when the agents exited their vehicle and approached the Honda, the driver sped away. Agents returned to their service vehicle and were in the process of attempting to locate the fleeing Honda, when they found it crashed a short distance from the initial stop.”
As further noted by U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the driver had attempted to turn around in the median before rolling the Honda Pilot over.
“Agents provided initial medical treatment to the two vehicle occupants until paramedics arrived on scene and transported them to the hospital for further evaluation. One of the two men in the vehicle suffered minor injuries and the other was not injured,” stated U.S. Customs & Border Protection.