The San Ysidro point of entry crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico collapsed during structural repair construction work that left 11 people injured and thousands of travelers facing unusually long commutes, according to news sources.
The border crossing is the busiest in the U.S, with an estimated 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians reportedly crossing every day. Traffic however was ground to a halt when construction work overhead on a section of scaffold designed to keep cars safe from the ongoing construction work collapsed on top of them.
10 travelers suffered minor injures while a construction worker at the scene sustained major injuries.
The construction on the border crossing facility is a part of major construction overhaul and renovation of the facility with a reported price tag of around $577 million.
The cause of the incident is currently under investigation.
As a personal injury lawyer San Diego, I wish all those injured in this terrible accident a complete and speedy recovery. In my line of work, I am familiar with accidents of this tragic nature. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a construction related accident and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney San Jose to help you proceed legally.