An extended horse trailer carrying at least 19 people who illegally crossed the US-Mexico border crashed in Southern California over the weekend, with six immigrants being taken to nearby hospitals with “moderate” injuries.
According to Fox News, the trailer had entered the United States just moments before the accident; with local residents saying they witnessed “more than a dozen” people “fleeing” into the mountains after the incident.
“After a search of the area authorities were able to round up most, if not all, involved, said Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Olmos. CHP and Cal Fire reported 18 individuals, while Border Patrol said there were 19; the reason for the discrepancy wasn’t immediately known,” reports Fox.
American officials added the driver of the truck hauling the horse trailer has yet to be identified and were unclear if he or she was currently in US custody.
It also remains unknown how and where the undocumented immigrants crossed into US territory.