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Dozing Playa del Carmen driver swerves landing bus on its side

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — An empty tour bus was found laying on its side of a Playa del Carmen highway early Saturday. Authorities were notified of the overturned bus near Punta Venado.

When Solidaridad Transit police arrived, they found the driver of the bus still inside. According to the bus driver, he was on his way to a Riviera Maya hotel to pick up travelers when he dozed off at the wheel.

A slight swerve caused his unit to leave the paved highway and overturn in the ditch. The bus was eventually uprighted by a large tow truck. An estimate on damage or possible charges was not mentioned.