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Playa del Carmen taxi driver flees after motorcycle driver killed

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A motorcyclist has died after being hit by a taxi in a residential area of Playa del Carmen.

The two collided head-on along Constituyentes Avenue in the Misión de las Flores subdivision.

According to witnesses, the driver of the motorcycle tried to pass between two vehicles, which led to his hitting the front left of the taxi. Due to excessive speed, the death of the motorcycle driver was deemed instant.

Nearby residents placed a hold on the driver of the taxi while they waited for police, however, he managed to get away and fled the scene. His taxi, unit 1508, was left behind.