SOUTH COUNTY — Two passengers were injured, one seriously, when the car they were riding in plunged off a Tijuana road and landed in the United States Tuesday morning, authorities said Wednesday.
The accident occurred at 9 a.m. on the Ensenada Highway along the border in northern Tijuana, about two miles west of the San Ysidro border crossing, U.S. Border Patrol agent Scott Simon said.
A 44-year-old man was driving with a man and a woman in their mid-20s, all Mexican citizens, when their car was bumped by a sedan, forcing them off the road, Simon said.
Their car fell 40 feet down an embankment and landed about 40 yards north of the border, Simon said.
Border Patrol agents and California National Guard members of a drug task force saw the crash through a remote video camera and went to help the victims.
The driver wasn’t injured, but one passenger suffered severe injuries and the other moderate injuries, Simon said. Paramedics took the two to a San Diego hospital for treatment.
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