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Highway chaos after multi-vehicle crunch north of Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A five vehicle highway accident caused chaos Monday on a section north of Playa del Carmen. The driver of a semi is reported to have had breaking issues as it took a corner near Punta Maroma.

In its failure to slow down, the semi cab rear-ended an old model cargo truck that was pushed into a third heavy duty vehicle. An SUV and a pickup truck were also part of the rear-end chain reaction.

One person, the driver of the cargo truck, was reported injured in the multi-vehicle crunch that left a long line of severly slowed traffic.

The driver of the semi is alleged to have failed to slow down in time. Photo: November 13, 2023.

Transit elements were at the scene flagging traffic rubberneckers through the maze. Authorities had created a normalized flow of cars about 30 minutes after the accident. However, the arrival of tow trucks continued to hinder traffic as they removed the damaged vehicles.