Cozumel, Q.R. — Shortly after the beginning of the New Year, five people were left with injuries after two cars collided in Cozumel.
Witnesses report seeing the driver of one vehicle lose control and hit an oncoming vehicle traveling on the carretera Perimetral in front of Marina Fonatur. The impact caused severe damage to both cars which left five people with varying injuries.
Three people traveling in the two vehicles were reported injured along with two motorcyclists who, in attempting to avoid being part of the accident, ended up against a light pole.
Elements of the H. Cuerpo de Bomberos arrived to use the jaws of life to rescue those trapped inside one of the vehicles. Paramedics also arrived to transport the injured to area hospitals. Unofficially, it was reported one of the injured may lose a leg due to severe injuries sustained in the collision.
Both vehicles were sent to the corralón by the Department of Transit.