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Runaway gas tanker slams into 10 vehicles in state of Morelos

Cuernavaca, Morelos — At least 10 vehicles in the municipality of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos were involved in an accident with a runaway semi. The accident happened Friday evening on the federal highway leading to Acapulco.

Reports say that a semi gas tanker traveling along the highway experienced brake failure, slamming into ahead vehicles. The 6:00 p.m. Easter weekend traffic was blocked and vehicles backed up for kilometers while emergency personnel attended to the scene.

A car is wedged under another semi next to a public passenger combi also involved in the accident

Of the vehicles involved, two were motorcycles and one, a public combi carrying passengers. An official count of injured people remains unknown, however, those injured were transferred to various hospitals for medical attention. So far, no deaths have been reported.