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Mechanical failure blamed for island roll

Cozumel, Q.R. — Cozumel firemen were at the scene of a vehicle rollover on the island Tuesday. The early morning accident caused traffic congestion near the scene at Puerto de Abrigo.

Transit officials rerouted traffic while emergency services worked to free the driver. The accident happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. when the vehicle hit the central median and rolled onto its side before slamming into a palm tree.

The State of Mexico-plated vehicle suffered extensive damage. The driver was not seriously hurt. He was treated at the scene by medical personnel. A mechanical failure is being blamed for the island mishap.