Press "Enter" to skip to content

Tourists flip car, create traffic congestion

Playa del Carmen, Q.R — A car of visitors to the area overturned on the highway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen.

The three tourists inside the leased car were traveling down the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway at approximately 5:40 p.m. Thursday when the driver lost control. The vehicle flipped and came to rest on the road at the height of the Barceló hotel. Passersby called emergency 911.

Paramedics from the Red Cross arrived at the scene finding the three occupants suffering no serious injuries other than shock.

Elements of the Federal Police also arrived at the site to gather details. Traffic was congested for more than an hour as they waited for a tow truck to remove the wrecked car off the road.