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Excessive speed, following too close results in rear end crash

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A compact car was reduced to rubbish after rear-ending a large transport bus along the federal highway.

According to the Municipal Police report, the accident took place along the federal highway exiting Playa del Carmen. The driver of the car was heading toward Tulum when the bus in front suddenly stopped. The compact car following was unable to avoid crashing into the back of the bus due to excessive speed and following too close.

While paramedics did arrive, the driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured, however, he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure. Traffic was backed up for nearly two hours while authorities dealt with the cleanup.