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Agents aid accident victims

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LAREDO, Texas – In two separate events, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents provided timely assistance that prevented further injuries and suffering which helped ensure the safety of the individuals involved until Emergency Medical Services could arrive.

The first accident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 15.  Laredo North Station agents responded to a tractor-trailer rollover accident that occurred on the Interstate 35 west access road near the 9-mile marker north of Laredo, Texas.  Border Patrol Emergency Medical Technicians provided medical aid to the two occupants until local emergency medical services arrived to take over. 

Several days later on Jan. 18, agents assigned to the Freer Station responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 59 west of Freer, Texas.  An 18-wheeler and pickup truck had collided with four individuals involved. Agents provided medical assistance until Webb County Emergency Medical Services arrived.

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Border Patrol agents not only protect our Nation at the border, they also provide aid to any individual in need, often times placing themselves in harm’s way.  Agents’ versatility allows them to adapt to any emergency regardless of the situation at hand.

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