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Courier van ends up submerged at Isla Mujeres ferry crossing

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The driver of a courier van ended up with a submerged vehicle after forgetting to set the handbrake. The incident happened Wednesday at a ferry crossing while the workers were unloading packages.

While both men were in the back of the van, it began to move forward. Witnesses reported seeing both company workers try to stop the in-motion vehicle from driving itself into the sea, but they were not successful.

Several people videoed the van in the water until it sunk to the bottom of the sea. Navy personnel were summoned to the morning scene along with Civil Protection and the Port Captaincy.

A tow truck was requested by port personnel to remove the van from the water. There are reports of fines being administered for the driver’s lack of judgement, however, the amount is not known.

The van eventually sunk and was removed by a tow truck.
Photo: April 24, 2024.

The company who owns the package delivery van has not made a public comment regarding the Wednesday morning incident.