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Playa del Carmen taxi hits car, flees leaving injured security guard

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A security guard was left injured after a speeding taxi hit the rear end of a car he was standing next to. The incident took place at the reception entrance of a residential area located on Avenue Chemuyil of Playa del Carmen.

The nighttime guard was gathering information from the driver when a taxi suddenly appeared, slamming into the passenger rear side of the stationary car. The impact tore the back end off the car and sent the security guard flying across the front roadway entrance where he slammed into the metal gates.

The incident was captured on surveillance cameras of the private residential community. The driver of the taxi, which belonged to the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union, did not stop. He continued on his way, leaving the damaged car and injured security guard.

An arrest regarding the accident has not been announced.