Cozumel, Q.R. – An American man was taken to hospital after losing control of his motorcycle.
The accident occurred in the early evening hours as emergency 911 received a call that a man had lost control of his motorcycle and skidded along the street.
When medical personnel arrived, they found 20-year-old American tourist Brian Michael Ruiterman semiconscious. He was treated for serious abrasions to his face.
According to Adoraín Jiménez, traffic expert who attended the accident, Mr. Ruiterman was apparently driving the Dio moto under the influence of alcohol. He was driving at excessive speed when he lost control of the bike and fell onto the street and skidded to a stop.
Mr. Ruiterman was taken to a nearby medical facility for observation. The bike was taken to Transit and impounded for processing.