By Miriam Raftery
March 6, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Four patients were transported via air and ground ambulances following a crash near I-8 and Japatul Valley Road this morning, according to Cal Fire.
The collision occurred shortly before 11 a.m. after Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a Ford Expedition traveling west on I-8 near Buckman Springs Road. The driver sped off at a high rate of speed and lost control as he encountered slowed traffic, becoming airborne, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The vehicle rolled down an embankment and landed on its roof. Two occupants not wearing seatbelts were ejected and suffered major injuries. Two others sustained more minor injuries. A fifth occupant reportedly attempted to flee and was apprehended by Border Patrol.