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Border Patrol agents aid victims in 2 vehicle crashes

Border Patrol agents aided victims in two separate vehicle accidents during the past week, freeing a man trapped in his vehicle at the bottom of an embankment and stabilizing the victim of a motorcycle crash.

Early Sunday, the Department of Public safety asked the Nogales Station to assist in the search for a missing vehicle. 

Around 7 a.m. agents found the vehicle at the bottom of an embankment on a remote part of Ruby Road, south of Arivaca. 

"Agents descended the embankment and found the driver trapped inside the vehicle," said a press release from the agency's Tucson Sector public affairs office. "After extricating the man, a Border Patrol EMT stabilized him until a LifeFlight helicopter arrived to airlift the victim to a local hospital." 

In another incident last Thursday, two agents on patrol from the Sonoita Border Patrol station saw a motorcycle and a car collide near State Route 83 and Sahuarita Road. 

The agents contacted emergency medical services and stabilized the rider, who suffered multiple injuries from the crash. Emergency personnel from several agencies arrived, and the man was transported to a nearby hospital, the agency said. 

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Border Patrol agents freed the driver of this car and stabilized him for a LifeFlight as part of a search conducted with the Arizona Department of Public Safety.