BORDER PATROL AGENT INJURED IN CRASH NEAR CAMPO

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February 7, 2014 (Campo)—A Border Patrol agent was injured shortly after 1 a.m. this morning when the vehicle he was driving veered off the road and struck a tree.  IPN reports the accident occurred at Lake Morena Drive and Buckman Springs Road, where they found the driver trapped with injuries.

California Highway Patrol and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene. A medical helicopter could not be dispatched due to weather conditions.

According to the Border Patrol, the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries to his right arm and lacerations to his face.  He was transported via ambulance and is currently being evaluated and treated  at an area hospital, Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Rosario “Pete” Vasquez informed ECM.

The age of the agent is 26 years old. According to the CHP, the pavement was wet and slippery from rainfall when the accident occurred. Alcohol or drugs were not factors in the accident, CHP reports.