Friday, June 14, 2024

Trailers without brakes cause havoc on Morelos highway

Two trailers whose brakes failed caused two separate accidents in Morelos on Wednesday morning, leaving at least seven people injured, one seriously.

The accidents took place on the Mexico City-Acapulco highway around 10:45 a.m. just one kilometer away from each other, on the outskirts of Cuernavaca.

Both drivers fled after the crashes, the newspaper Milenio reported. The federal highways agency Capufe temporarily closed the highway in both directions.

More than 15 vehicles were affected in the accidents. The first completely destroyed various vehicles and damaged others. The second crash took place moments later.

Both accidents were on the Paso Exprés, a 14 kilometer section of the highway opened in 2017. In the last five years, more than 300 serious road accidents have been recorded on the stretch of highway, claiming more than 100 lives, the newspaper El Sol de Cuernavaca reported.

motor vehicle accident
There were no fatalities in either of the accidents.

With reports from Milenio and El Sol de Cuernavaca

Have something to say? Paid Subscribers get all access to make & read comments.
Jaguar surrounded by furniture and junk on a backyard patio at night in Cancun

Video of jaguar sighting in Cancún backyard goes viral

The video on social media shows the jaguar prowling a Cancún backyard patio at night and rummaging through the homeowner's belongings.

As heat breaks records in Mexico’s north, torrential rains pummel the south

Emergency officials across Mexico are dealing with both a northern heat wave with 50-degree-Celsius temps and heavy rains in the southeast.
Refugees displaced by an armed attack on their Chiapas town stand in the bleachers of a open air sports court and look at proceedings below through a protective wire fence

Over 4,000 residents flee Chiapas town following armed attack

Thousands in the Chiapas town who fled a June 4 armed attack by a criminal group refuse to go home until authorities can ensure their safety.