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Drunk driver rolls car along Playa-Tulum highway

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A rollover car accident along the Playa del Carmen-Tulum highway was called in by passersby Saturday night.

A car was seen on its rooftop in the left land of the federal highway near the Paladium Hotel. Passing drivers alerted Emergency 911 to the accident. When police arrive, they found an intoxicated driver.

Passing motorists who stopped to assist the driver were the ones to pull him from the vehicle. The driver of the car was reported intoxicated, apparently falling asleep at the wheel. Paramedics also arrived to tend to injuries.

The driver of the car had multiple injuries and was taken to hospital. Police directed traffic while tow trucks came to remove the badly damaged car. Reports say excessive speed was also a factor in the accident.