A cyclist was rushed to the hospital after being knocked off the bike by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle Monday.
The collision happened just north of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2400 block of Monument Road at around 4:20 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department. The 49-year-old cyclist was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center.
U.S. Border Patrol officials said agents observed the bicyclist illegally entering the U.S. about three miles west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Agents on All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) then approached the bicyclist.
U.S. Border Patrol officials said the bicyclist attempted to evade agents by riding his bike on a steep, downhill road. The bicyclist then collided with an ATV agent who was headed uphill on that same road.
The bicyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries from the crash and was taken to a local hospital.
Though the SDPD initially responded to the scene, the investigation was then turned over to the California Highway Patrol.