A young man, approximately 20 years of age, was taken in serious condition to a private hospital after being run over by a public transport bus in Puerto Vallarta.
Municipal Police personnel reported that the accident occurred at 10:23 hours, at the intersection of Sinaloa and 16 de Septiembre.
Witnesses told authorities that the city bus was traveling at high speed and, apparently, ran out of control, running over the young man as he was crossing the street.
After the accident, the driver of the unit stopped at the scene and dialed 911, as did the witnesses.
When paramedics arrived, they found the young man motionless under the truck. One of the legs was under the rear tire on the driver’s side.
Paramedics and firefighters worked for several minutes to remove the young man with care and not to create more damage to the victim’s body.
Once released, he was placed in an ambulance and taken to a private hospital for medical attention.
Rescuers indicated that he had a fracture in his right leg. His health condition was reported as critical.
The driver of the bus, José Guadalupe, 51, a resident of the state of Nayarit, was arrested on the scene.
(Photo is illustrational use only and not the bus involved in the accident reported in this story.)