Woman Dies While Waiting Six Hours At Border To Cross In The US
An American woman died of cardiac arrest after waiting six hours in Tijuana to cross the US/Mexico border back into the United States. An elderly American woman was waiting in traffic to cross into the United States over the weekend but sadly, she wouldn't cross the border alive. The 87-year-old woman was at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in Tijuana waiting in a traffic jam when she went into cardiac arrest. The woman and her family were inthe vehicle waiting to cross back into the United States since about 6 a.m., according to Telemundo 40 News. The Tijuana Municipal Police Department said they received an emergency call at 12:20 p.m. from family members inside the vehicle and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. The California resident's identity has not been released by authorities yet. An emergency responder on scene spoke to Zeta Tijuana about why they believe the conditions that day could have affected the woman's health:
"The high temperatures and hours of waiting could complicate the conditions of the woman who lost her life."
Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced that they were working on reducing non-essential travel through the Mexico/ U.S. border, targeting border crossings in Texas, Arizona, and California. The agency has introduced more secondary checks at border entry points, which has caused wait times to skyrocket. Travel through border crossings has been limited to essential travel since March at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, the San Ysidro Port of Entry checkpoint reported a delay of almost six hours on their website, according to the Daily Mail website.