A woman was thrown across the border from Tijuana, Mexico, into San Diego when she was ejected from her vehicle and suffered major trauma in a car accident Monday.
Both the San Diego Fire-Rescue and Tijuana's Fire Department confirmed that she was traveling on a road along the border. The accident happened just before noon on Monument and Dairy Mart Road near the Tijuana River Valley.
She swerved to avoid an accident and went off the road, which runs parallel to the U.S. That's when her car went down an embankment and she was ejected from her vehicle into the U.S.
Border Patrol Officer Jose Hernandez told NBC 7 that agents were dispatched to the incident. They believe there was only one person in the car.
The woman appeared to be in her 50s and was taken to the UCSD Medical Center, authorities said. She is conscious and breathing at the hospital. Her vehicle was towed from the scene.
No further information was immediately available.