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Head-on highway crash sends six to hospital

Othón P. Blanco, Q.R. — A head-on collision Saturday night between a car and truck has left six injured. The accident was reported to emergency services around 9:00 p.m. outside the town of Sergio Butrón Casas.

Municipal police were at the accident site with paramedics, military personnel and firemen. There, they located two private vehicles, a small cargo truck and car, glued together by twisted metal at their front ends down a highway embankment.

Both vehicles ended up off the highway and into shoulder brush. Firemen from Chetumal were part of the rescue team after responding paramedics located a trapped woman inside the car.

The highway embankment where the vehicles came to a rest posed a rescue challenge. Emergency personnel were at the scene for more than two-and-a-half hours trying to remove the six injured from the two involved vehicles.

Head-on highway crash sends six to hospital
The embankment posed a rescue challenge. Photo: May 11, 2024.

Six people from between the two vehicles were transferred to Chetumal hospital. An official cause of the accident was not provided.