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Van crashes into metal billboard after tire blows at Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — An afternoon accident outside Puerto Morelos created a long line of traffic and left several injured. Police were called to attend to the scene after a tire on a tour van heading toward Playa del Carmen blew.

The sudden tire loss caused the van to leave the roadway and hit a metal billboard stand where it came to a stop beside a light pole. The impact of the hit caused the passenger side of the van to V, while the front end of the van and windshield also suffered extensive damage.

Preliminary reports say that the van was traveling toward Playa del Carmen when the tire blew. The driver of the tour van was among the injured. In total, eight were taken to area hospitals, seven of which were passengers. The injured suffered varying degrees of injuries.