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Border crossing closed to northbound traffic; multiple injuries reported

September 14, 2011 (San Ysidro) – All northbound lanes are closed at the San Ysidro border crossing, where a construction platform has collapsed onto vehicles. At least one southbound lane is also shut down to allow access by emergency vehicles, including at least eight ambulances dispatched to the scene. 


 Numerous people are reportedly injured, including a pregnant woman.  One person was trapped under wreckage, but was able to get free before emergency crews arrived. 


Watch for updates as more information becomes available.


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Travelers are advised to use the Otay Mesa crossing. There is no estimate on how long lanes will remain closed, or what caused the accident.