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Slow traffic generated after three-vehicle mishap outside Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A three vehicle accident that involved a double-long semi carrying a load of bricks paralyzed traffic Wednesday. The highway accident left vehicles lined up for hours between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen.

Elements from Civil Protection, state police, the National Guard and firemen were on scene around 3:30 p.m. Preliminary reports say a cargo truck traveling on the highway swerved, crossing into another lane and causing the semi to crash into it, leaving the cargo truck partially overturned after resting on the truck of a third vehicle.

Due to the impact of the crash, the highway was covered with bricks.

Paramedics transferred the driver of the cargo truck to hospital with undetermined injuries. Traffic was backed up for hours as crews worked to clear a lane of broken bricks and remove the three vehicles from the highway.