16 injured in Cancun hotel-zone bus accident
CANCUN – At least 16 people were injured Monday night July 18 in a bus accident in the Cancun Hotel Zone.
The accident happened at 8:45 p.m. at Kilometer 0 of Kukulcan Boulevard in the hotel zone when a public transport bus driver crashed into an Xcaret staff bus. The public transport driver was seen speeding and driving carelessly when the collision occurred.
Emergency 066 took the call and sent police to the scene, where they found at least 16 injured people and thousands of pesos in damage to the vehicles.
Xcaret bus driver, 42-year-old Roni, said he was driving along Kukulcan Boulevard when out of nowhere the public bus hit the back of his vehicle, launching several of his passengers forward. He said he noticed the public transport bus driving erratically and without signalling or concern for other vehicles. The 38-year-old public bus driver was arrested.
Tourist Police along with Transit Police and paramedics were on scene to control traffic and help the injured.