Warning: this blog contains a video with graphic footage that many people may find disturbing.
And you should - because it's horrific. It's also a snapshot into the tragedies that happen regularly at the Southwest U.S. border thanks to President Joe Biden's lax immigration policies that have spurred a historic, record-smashing increase in illegal migration and put the lives of countless adults, children, and border agents in danger.
Police dash cam footage caught the harrowing moment that a man ran into oncoming traffic and was hit by a vehicle as Texas officers were intercepting a human smuggling operation near the border.
In the video, several officers can be seen standing near a pulled-over pickup truck by the side of the highway. Suddenly, a man can be seen jumping from the drivers' side of the vehicle and darting across the highway, only to get hit by an oncoming car as several other migrants flee into a field on the other side of the road.
WARNING GRAPHIC: As @TxDPS troopers were taking a human smuggler into custody in Brooks County, several illegal immigrants bailed out of his vehicle and ran. One ran into the highway & was struck & killed by a vehicle. Smuggler charged w/ human smuggling causing death. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/Cul762bgFl— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 30, 2022
The man reportedly died from his injuries. According to Fox News' Bill Melugin, the smuggler has been charged with human smuggling causing death.
The incident occurred just days after San Antonio authorities found at least 46 migrants, including children, dead inside an abandoned 18-wheeler parked on the side of the road in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record.