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Dozing driver destroys company van outside Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A company van was completely destroyed after it clipped a parked truck at high speed outside Playa del Carmen Friday.

The accident occurred near Punta Maroma between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos. Reports say the driver of the unit, Rogelio N, fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to smash into a vehicle that was parked along the highway.

Due to the enormous impact, the entire side of the van was sheared off. Pieces of the van, belonging to Ofir Tours, were found scattered for meters along the roadway.

Elements of the National Guard arrived at the scene as did paramedics from Puerto Morelos, who rushed the driver to hospital. He was reported as the only person injured. Traffic was reportedly backed up for more than two kilometers.