Royal Caribbean Passengers Sue after Fatal Excursion Bus Crash

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  • A group of former Royal Caribbean passengers is suing the company as a result of a 2016 auto crash that they suffered while on excursion from one of the company’s ships.
  • The crash killed one person, and wounded at least three more.
  • The plaintiffs claim that Royal Caribbean was negligent in placing them with an unsafe driver.

A group of passengers, who were injured during an excursion from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, is suing the company.

The passengers were traveling aboard the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas last year, when they decided to take an excursion to Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

After the excursion, which reportedly included a swim with dolphins, the same driver who had delivered the passengers to the excursions destination reportedly drove them on the way back to the ship. According to the passengers, the driver drove recklessly on the way back, prompting them to ask him to slow down.  But as the driver reportedly dismissed their concerns and continued operating the vehicle in a reckless manner, he collided with other vehicles in a major auto crash in the city of Falmouth.

One person was killed and at least three others were injured in the wreck, which saw the bus flip multiple times.

In a statement about the incident, which occurred in January 2016, Royal Caribbean said that the company is saddened to report that one of our guests passed away," and added that “three other guests were injured and are being treated at the local hospital. Crew members are at the hospital with our guests in order to help respond to this terrible incident.”

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim that Royal Caribbean was negligent in placing them with an unsafe driver.