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By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

At least 12 religious pilgrims were run over on their way to Mexico City’s iconic Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 5, by a motorist who lost control of his vehicle.

The pilgrims, who were riding bicycles, were part of a Catholic caravan from the State of Mexico.

The incident occurred at the intersection of La Virgen and Calzada de Tlalpan Avenues, where, according to the initial reports, six of the cyclists suffered injuries that required medical attention, while the other injured pilgrims were treated on the spot.

According to the victims, the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and hit them from behind.

The driver, whose name was not released, was detained by Mexico City authorities and was reportedly tested for blood alcohol content.

 

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