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Tulum highway accident leaves 9 injured

Tulum, Q.R. — A highway collision between two transport vans at the height of Secrets Akumal hotel has left nine people injured.

The accident occurred Friday around 12:30 p.m. along the Tulum-Playa del Carmen highway when a tourist transport van collided with another transport van belonging to the taxi drivers Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union.

The accident was reported by staff from Secrets hotel who summoned emergency services including ambulances and firemen.

Upon arrival, emergency personnel found two tourists and a driver inside the private transport van, while another six people were found injured inside the public combi van that runs a route from Playa del Carmen to Tulum.

There were no serious injuries reported, however, one woman was found stuck inside the combi and had to be freed by firemen. All of the combi passengers were taken to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen.