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Crash In Cancun Hotel Zone Leaves 3 Tourists Injured

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A collision on Wednesday night in the Cancun Hotel Zone left three tourists injured. The incident was a car that hit a palm tree when the driver lost control of his vehicle as he was trying to avoid pedestrians on the road. 

According to a local report, his car was approached by two tourists, and as he was trying to avoid a collision with them, the driver ended up driving the car into a palm tree nearby, hitting the tree with the middle of his car.

Unidentified people at outdoors enjoying the night life and taking pictures at center in Cancun's hotel zone surrounding of restaurants and bars

One Tourist On The Scene Is Currently Dealing With Serious Injuries

Consequently of the crash, a man (a foreign tourist) was thrown from the vehicle and is currently sustaining serious injuries.

The report also claims that the altercation happened around 11 on Wednesday night on Kukulcán Boulevard in the Cancun Hotel Zone. The location of the incident was close to Lorenzillo’s, a popular seafood restaurant with international and local tourists in the bustling Hotel Zone. 

Small Police Cars Cancun

Two Foreign Tourists Involved Also Injured In Hotel Zone Collision

The two other international tourists involved in the collision, who were not in the vehicle, were also injured on the scene. There are currently no reports on their health status, but the local report did not state that the injuries were anything serious. 

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Tourist Taken To Cancun Hospital, No Reports On Health Status Yet

Following the collision that took place late Wednesday evening, the Cancun Tourist Police, as well as first responders, were on the scene, which is where the information was gathered on the location and those involved in the incident.

Small Downtown Cancun

The report also stated that paramedics from a private company rushed to the scene to assist and assess the health status of the foreign tourists injured in the collision. Only one of the tourists who was more seriously injured was then taken to a hospital in Cancun. 

At the time of writing, there is no follow-up on the health status of the injured tourist who was a passenger in the vehicle.

Police car on street

Cancun Road Safety – Information For Tourists

News of car crashes in Cancun, and particularly the Cancun Hotel Zone is not a common occurrence. With hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of international tourists arriving at Cancun International Airport around the clock, tourists in the region typically have a very safe vacation in the region.

However, there has been an increasing number of reports this year of public transportation accidents in the Cancun region. According to the latest data, it is Cancun taxis that are involved in around 80% of said accidents, which have resulted in hundreds of injuries so far this year, as we reported in the Cancun Sun back in September.

Line of typical white taxi cars parked on street in hotel resort in Playa del Carmen - taxi is popular and cheap means of transport in Riviera Maya, Mexico

In the report, we noted that 289 public transport-related accidents were recorded over a four-month period this year, and a total of 224 of them were linked to taxis. These numbers were gathered from Municipal Secretary for Public Security and Transit.

The biggest tourist-related vehicle accident this year happened in February when three foreign nationals and eight Mexican nationals were killed in a bus crash that was carrying tourists from Cancun to the Yucatan capital of Merida. The bus, which was an ADO coach bus, overturned after colliding with a dump truck along the highway.

ADO bus in Campeche. Intercity coach bus Volvo 9700 at the interurban road.

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