Three U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents were helping with Florence relief in the Raleigh area when they came upon a wrecked car in a field.
The agents then found a second car that had “been rolled over” and three individuals in the field in Morrisville on Monday morning, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol news release.
The agents called 911 and “provided basic life support” to those who were involved in the two-car crash “until medical help arrived,” the news release said.
Emergency responders “stabilized” the individuals before members of the Morrisville Fire Department drove the injured to a hospital, according to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
Two of the agents are with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine, and the third is a U.S. Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team member, the release said.
According to preliminary reports, a driver failed to stop at a red light and hit the side of a car that had two occupants, Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews said Tuesday evening in an email to The Charlotte Observer.
“Injuries for the passenger and driver were not serious,” Andrews said in the email.
Also Monday, the crew aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter used a rescue basket to lift a man, woman and a dog to safety from flood waters along the northeastern Cape Fear River, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a separate news release Tuesday night.
On the eve of Hurricane Florence making landfall last week, a spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said immigrants evacuating their homes in the Carolinas would not be arrested by ICE.
“Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety,” ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said in an email, the (Raleigh) News & Observer reported.