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Firemen free trapped man after single vehicle crash outside Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — Firemen were called to the scene of a single vehicle highway accident Monday outside Akumal. Personnel from the fire department were requested after a man slammed into the base of a pole, becoming trapped.

The trapped driver was found behind the wheel of his old model Beetle after crashing into a metal pole at highway speed.

The accident happened Monday morning outside Akumal. Photo: June 3, 2024.

The entire front of the car was pushed inward, leaving the man unable to get out. Solidaridad firemen were able to free him from the inside of his car for hospital transfer.

Firemen worked to free the driver who they found trapped behind the wheel. Photo: June 3, 2024.

Passing motorists called for help after witnessing the man lose control and hit the highway pole early Monday morning. Traffic was at a standstill while emergency services worked at the site. An exact cause for the single vehicle accident is not known.