Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun bus driver was transferred to hospital Saturday after shearing off a portion of the side of his bus. The accident had traffic backed up since the crash was large and covered two of the city’s three lanes.
Emergency personnel responded to the 7:00 a.m. call for support after other motorists called it in. They arrived at the crash site along Luis Donaldo Colosio Boulevard to find a large portion of the driver’s side of the bus gone.
The driver, José Luis P, was left laying across of what was left of the front seat of his unit. Firemen assisted in his removal from the twisted metal. He was taken to IMSS where he reportedly lost a portion of his left leg.
According to the Ministry of Public Safety and Municipal Traffic, the driver of the unit lost control “for not taking into account the conditions of the road”. From that, he collided with the concrete base of a pedestrian bridge in front of Plaza la Roca.
Since the accident, the company, Grupo Del Valle who owned the bus, has said that news of the driver dying being spread by some media outlets is “false news” and added “contrary to the failed information that is spread, we ask for respect for our collaborator who has not given any statement to any media.”