Cancun, Q.R. — Slick highways and wet inner city roads resulted in numerous accidents over the weekend between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
In Cancun, a lack of caution is being blamed for at least three accidents along Cancun city streets. An accident at the junction of Rancho Viejo and Periférico at 1:00 p.m. between two cars kept local emergency personnel busy, however only minor damage was reported.
Speeding and wet pavement was blamed for another Cancun accident between a taxi and a public transport bus. The accident occurred at Lopez Portillo and Chac Mool Avenues. Several passengers from the public transport bus received on site medial attention for minor injuries.
A third accident involving a Hotel Secrets staff bus and private vehicle left traffic congested along a main artery of Cancun. Police say that accident occurred along Tulum Avenue in front of the Dubai Casino when one of the vehicles was unable to stop in time due to following too close.
According to the Transit, Fire and Federal Police corporation, an auto accident along the Tulum–Playa del Carmen stretch required the Federal Police. Emergency personnel responded to an accident involving a Nissan Pathfinder with Florida plates.
The completely destroyed abandoned vehicle was found along the side of the highway that police say amount to approximately 250,000 peso in damages.
Two accidents near Puerto Morelos were also reported. The first accident occurred around Santuario de la Esperanza when an American tourist lost control of the rented vehicle they were driving and ended up in the central highway ridge.
Police say they were attempting to make their way to Playa del Carmen. The passengers of the vehicle were assisted by elements of the Fire Department of Puerto Morelos.
The second accident in the area of Puerto Morelos was at the height of Crococun. Police say the driver of a white Isuzu truck belonging to DAC lost control as he was driving toward Cancun. Three people were injured in the accident, two of whom, were transferred to a Playa del Carmen hospital.