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Witnesses say combi driver fell asleep, crashed into pole

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A public combi running the Cancun-Playa del Carmen route lost control and crashed into the base of an ad structure, leaving two people seriously injured.

The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. Monday along the Puerto Morelos-Playa del Carmen section of highway at kilometer 312. Witnesses indicated that the driver fell asleep and collided with the metal structure.

The driver and his co-pilot were seriously injured, while the two passengers in the van were left without any injuries. However, all four were taken to hospital for medical treatment.