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Driver of bike in critical condition after hitting lamp post

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A motorcyclist who allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol was transferred in critical condition to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen after crashing.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. along Paseo de los Olivos when the driver of the bike lost control and hit the center ridge, crashing head-on into the base of a metal streetlamp. Witnesses said the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Although he was wearing a helmet, the impact he received from hitting the post left him in critical condition. He was rushed to hospital.