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Passengers say racing to blame for two-combi collision

Cancun, Q.R. — Allegations of racing is being blamed on the crash between public Cancun combis that left eight with injuries.

Two TTE (Transporte Terrestre Estatal) combis belonging to the Andrés Quintana Roo taxi driver’s union collided when they were allegedly racing to the next stop to collect waiting passengers. Combi riders say despite being full, the two units were seeing who could get there first.

In their haste, the two units, who serviced the same SM 251 route, collided when one rear-ended the other, leaving at least eight passengers with injuries. Additional allegations say that both combi drivers attempted to leave the scene of the accident, however, a crowd of passengers prevented them from doing so.

They were held in place until Cancun Transit Police arrived. Medical personnel attended to at least eight passengers who were left with minor injuries. Some of the injured were transferred to hospital.