As part of the Holy Week vacation, Good Friday was one of the days that saw a large influx of visitors to the Yucatan coasts, and as part of the day’s activities, two accidents were reported that almost ended in tragedy, leaving a dozen injured.
The first accident occurred in front of the gas station located in front of the Progreso harbor, when a white car carrying a Progreso family collided with a 664 police unit from the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP), carrying eight officers.
According to witnesses, the impact was so strong that the police vehicle ended up overturned, while the other vehicle involved ended up with its tires blown out.
As the officers were thrown from the vehicle, emergency services were called to the scene.
The officers who came to take note of the incident decided to close the road to prevent another accident, while paramedics who arrived in four ambulances provided medical attention to the injured, who were reported to be in serious condition and were taken to the T1 hospital in the city of Merida.
Meanwhile, Red Cross paramedics treated the family members, but no serious injuries were reported.
The driver of the vehicle had to go to the police station for legal procedures and the determination of responsibilities.
Another accident on the Chelem highway
While efforts were being made to attend to those involved in this accident, a delivery man identified as J.S.N. was involved in a new accident.
This new incident occurred when the motorcycle driver was coming down from the bridge to take the Progreso peripheral road and collided with a tanker truck.
Due to the strong impact, it is reported that the motorcycle driver is in serious condition and had to be transferred to the General Agustin O’Horan hospital in the city of Merida.
It should be noted that following these two accidents, a strong police presence was reported in the early hours of the morning at the Chelem port exit, led by personnel from the National Guard and SSP elements who arrived due to the lack of police personnel, as part of the Good Friday operations in the port of Progreso.