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Motorcyclist killed after skidding to avoid u-turning dump truck

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A motorcyclist died Thursday after skidding to avoid a dump truck on Universidades Avenue. According to the Municipal Transit Directorate, the accident happened at the entrance to Cristo Rey when the driver of the large truck began a u-turn.

The industrial vehicle was parked along the right side of the highway when the driver made an abrupt u-turn left. That move blocked the road and caused the driver of the oncoming motorcycle to skid as he attempted to brake and avoid the unit.

Authorities arrived at the Thursday morning accident site to find the deceased body of the motorcyclist under his bike after skidding in an attempt to stop. The deceased man was not identified.