Driver dies after overtaking a shoulder and causing a trailer to overturn
The Mexico-Pachuca federal highway was the scene of a tragic car accident this Monday, October 2, in the specific section near the municipality of Tizayuca. As seen in a video, a driver in a white Kia car tried to pass on the shoulder, a maneuver that turned out to be fatal, when he lost control and crossed the road, hitting a pipe carrying chlorine and causing it to overturn.
The driver of a white car who, while trying to pass on the right, crashed into a pipe on the Mexico-Pachuca highway, died in the hospital. The driver of the pipe was reported stable, but is detained by the Attorney General's Office. #Gentleman: pic.twitter.com/44QT7YKcbe
— Ciro Gómez Leyva (@CiroGomezL) October 4, 2023
A video captured from inside the tractor-trailer showed the distressing moment in which the car lost control, abruptly crossing the road until hitting the pipe. The immediate result of the accident was a seriously injured person, the driver of the car.
After the accident, emergency personnel arrived at the scene and provided first aid to the driver of the car, who was later transferred to clinic 33 of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) for medical attention, however, he did not survive his injuries. and was pronounced dead shortly after admission.
The accident caused commotion among social media users, who condemned the dangerous maneuver of the car driver. In particular, the account @RedEmergenciasM shared the video of the incident questioning: "who was to blame for today's accident in Pachuca - Mexico near Tizayuca? That damn maneuver of passing on the right and shoulder."
The accident also led the National Highway Guard to temporarily close the road towards Pachuca, causing considerable traffic in the area.
The event has sparked discussions about road safety and the importance of respecting traffic rules. It has also been a reminder to drivers about the dangers that can arise from impulsive decisions behind the wheel. It is hoped that this accident will encourage greater awareness about the importance of caution and responsibility on the roads.
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