GORDONS WELL — While apprehensions by the U.S. Border Patrol are down 64 percent this fiscal year, officials know the busy season is fast approaching.
Tuesday night nine people — all undocumented immigrants — were injured when the sport-utility vehicle they were in was involved in an accident near this area of eastern Imperial County.
Those nine were part of a group of 19 in the vehicle.
The injured were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center and Yuma Regional Medical Center. There was no information available on their conditions.
Border Patrol officials said no driver was identified among the group, so there had been no smuggling arrests in the case.