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Tourist suffers injuries after overturning car outside Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A visitor to Playa del Carmen was left trapped in her vehicle with her daughter after overturning the rental car she was driving.

The accident occurred Monday evening along the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway near Punta Venado. The American woman, who was driving the car, lost control when taking a corner which resulted in her crashing into an electric pole and overturning the vehicle.

Paramedics and police arrived on scene with medical officials reporting the two women being trapped inside. Firemen were called to the accident to help rescue the victims, which required the removal of two car doors.

Once freed, the female driver was reported to have suffered a broken leg. The daughter, whom the driver was apparently visiting, was not injured in the accident.