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Passenger van heading to Cancun overturns along Playa del Carmen highway

Cancun, Q.R. — Two lanes of the Playa del Carmen to Cancun federal highway were closed after a van heading toward Cancun overturned resulting in several injured passengers.

The passenger van was heading to Cancun after leaving Playa del Carmen when it allegedly skidded after the driver lost control. The van, which was carrying passengers, left the highway and ended up coming to a rest on its side in partial vegetation.

Police arrived at the scene, as did firemen and several ambulances. Paramedics helped the injured, all of whom were reported to be tourists. The driver of the van was trapped inside and also injured. He was freed with the help of firemen.

The accident caused the complete closure of two lanes of the highway, causing traffic to become backed up for more than two kilometers.