Cancun, Q.R. — A man who hailed a Cancun taxi died in the passenger seat. The 30-year-old male was in a taxi en route to hospital when he died. The driver of the taxi was trying to get to the emergency area but was unable to make it in time.
The incident happened around 8:00 p.m. Sunday near the hospital’s emergency area entrance. Police were made aware of the situation after the driver realized his passenger had passed away.
The driver’s car was secured in a yellow tape zone while they waited for the coroner. The young man was found sitting in the front passenger’s seat.
According to the taxi driver, the man hailed the cab in central Cancun to be taken to an address in SM 94. However, shortly after getting inside his cab, he told the driver he was not feeling well. The Cancun cab driver changed course and headed for the nearest hospital.
An autopsy will reveal his cause of death.