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Dump truck overturns on Cozumel highway after losing tire

Cozumel, Q.R. — A dump truck transporting a load of rocks overturned on a Cozumel highway Monday. The truck was found laying on its driver’s side after losing a back tire.

The single vehicle mishap happened on the southern coastal highway Monday afternoon at kilometer 7.9. The driver was on his way to the hotel zone when a back driver’s side tire came off.

With one missing back tire, the driver was unable to control his truck. The excessive weight of his load caused the truck to topple onto its compromised side.

Firemen were on the scene along with police and Civil Protection personnel who moved several of the large rocks to free up one full lane. However, one lane was closed for several hours until the load of rocks was removed and the unit uprighted. The driver suffered only minor injuries.