16 injured after police chase in Texas

Houston, April 25 (IANS) Sixteen people, including 15 migrants and a truck driver, were injured following a high-speed police chase in the US state of Texas, authorities said.
 
16 injured after police chase in Texas

Houston, April 25 (IANS) Sixteen people, including 15 migrants and a truck driver, were injured following a high-speed police chase in the US state of Texas, authorities said.

The truck driver lost control during the chase late Sunday from Medina County into Bexar County, leaving the truck to roll over several times, Xinhua news agency quoted Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown as saying.

Fifteen migrants were found in the truck, at least two of them in critical condition and flown to a San Antonio hospital by helicopter, said an ABC News report.

The others were rushed to nearby hospitals.

The report said the driver, who had a gun in the truck, faces several charges.

Crossings at the US-Mexico border have peaked in recent weeks.

It is widely expected that more migrants will arrive with the May 23 rescission of a public health policy called Title 42, which allows the rapid expelling of migrants due to the coronavirus pandemic.

--IANS

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