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Five hospitalized in two vehicle crash outside Akumal

Akumal, Q.R. — Five people were transferred to hospital Saturday after a two vehicle crash in Riviera Maya. The afternoon highway collision happened along a section of the 307 federal highway outside the town of Akumal.

A private pickup and public passenger van were heavily damaged in the crash that sent five to hospital. Speed is being factored into the accident.

According to early information, the driver of the pickup is alleged to have crossed the median into the oncoming lane. The pickup is reported to have rolled several times before coming to a stop on the highway shoulder.

The driver of the pickup, who was alone in the truck, was taken to hospital as were four people from inside the company tourist van. The four hospitalized from inside the van are reported to be from Canada. The extent of their injuries are not known.

Police, paramedics and National Guard are seen here attending to the afternoon crash. Photo: March 30, 2024.

The highway was partially closed while ambulances attended to the injured and authorities cleared the debris and eventually both vehicles.