Terrifying Moment Drunk Driver Mows Down 13 Cyclists in Mexico City
- A dozen cyclists were injured after a drunk driver rammed his vehicle into the group in Mexico City’s Coyoacán borough on Sunday
- The driver, identified as Rene Cruz, can be seen in a video moving from the middle lane to the center lane before crashing into the group
- Authorities arrested Cruz and a passenger named Alejandro Martínez because the latter tried to prevent the police from arresting his friend
- Four of the cyclists suffered head trauma and remained hospitalized on Monday
This is the terrifying moment a drunk driver rammed his car into a group of more than a dozen cyclists in Mexico City.
The cyclists were traveling on a road when they were hit on Sunday by René Cruz, 37, in the district of Coyoacán.
A surveillance camera showed how Cruz abruptly moved from the middle lane to the right lane, apparently losing control of his car and crashing into the peloton.
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A still image from a CCTV camera shows the aftermath of Sunday’s crash in Mexico City after a drunk driver identified a mowed down Rene Cruz 12 cyclist. Four of the cyclists were diagnosed with head trauma
First responders tend to one of 12 cyclists who were injured in Mexico City on Sunday after a drunk driver lost control of his car and mowed down the group
A 58-year-old man and three women, ages 42, 53 and 54, remained hospitalized Monday with head trauma, Mexican newspaper Milenio reported.
A 27-year-old woman and two 42-year-old women as well as three men aged 36, 45 and 51 suffered fractures.
A 34-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman suffered bruises. Both have been released from the hospital.
According to Milenio, witnesses assaulted Cruz and detained him until the police arrived.
Alejandro Martínez, 27, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was taken into custody for obstructing Cruz’s arrest, online news portal Infobae reported.
Authorities also took away a passenger who was in the vehicle after he tried to prevent police from arresting his friend, who was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Bystanders tend to injured cyclists after they were run over by a driver in Mexico City
On Monday, 10 of the 12 cyclists were hospitalized in Mexico a day after a 37-year-old drunk driver identified as Rene Cruz rammed his vehicle into the group in Mexico City.
The injured cyclists belong to a running and cycling club in the borough of Xochimilco in Mexico City.
The bikers were in the middle of a 19-mile ride from Xochimilco to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City when they hit Cruz.
“It’s very sad, it’s very bad,” Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said. “It’s terrible that people are walking around drunk and thankfully the authorities have detained him and (he will be prosecuted under) the full weight of the law.”