Passenger van hit, overturned by speeding car

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Seven people were injured in an accident when the transport van they were in was hit by an oncoming car.

The passenger van was traveling on a central Playa del Carmen street when it was hit by a Nissan Tsuru car. The car hit the van at a rate of speed high enough to overturn the large vehicle. Inside, passengers were thrown around resulting in all seven being injured.

The accident occurred around 1:00 p.m. when a young man was traveling at a high rate of speed where he happened upon the passenger van. Unable to stop in time, the Tsuru hit the van.

Two ambulances were called to the scene of the accident where the injured were transported to the General Hospital. Three of the seven were in critical condition.

Officials from Traffic and Road services arrived along with police who arrested the driver of the Tsuru.

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