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Cancun driver seriously injured after slamming van into water truck

Cancun, Q.R. — Motorists in the Cancun Hotel Zone requested emergency medical assistance Tuesday after a transport van slammed into the back of a water truck. Municipal police were quick to respond, arriving to find the male driver trapped in the tangled metal mess.

The accident happened at Kilometer 26 of Kukulcán Boulevard. Firemen were called in to use the jaws of life to remove the trapped driver, Carlos N, from behind the wheel of the van. He was rushed to hospital in serious condition.

The van sustained substantial front-end damage, leaving a majority of the motor crushed inward. The water truck, a Fonatur vehicle, did not sustain as much damage. Traffic was backed up while police, firemen and ambulance crew worked to remove the accident from the roadway.