On Thursday, January 14 a road accident in Jamaica led to the death of a cruise ship passenger and more are injured.
The 21 tourists were all passengers on the Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas which was docked in Falmouth, Jamaica on a five night cruise around the western Caribbean. The ship left Fort Lauderdale in Florida on January 11 and is expected to return on Saturday. The passengers were heading back to the ship in a Toyota Coaster bus following an excursion to the famous Dunn’s River Falls and were on the Carey Park road in Trelawny at shortly after 3 p.m. when the bus was involved in a collision with three other vehicles. The driver of a white Freightliner truck lost control and hit the bus causing it to flip. The truck then hit a yellow Toyota van and a grey Toyota Corolla, trying to avoid a head on smash, left the roadway and ended up in a ditch
Four of the passengers were injured, one female sadly passed away, although her identity has not yet been released, and the others are in the Falmouth Public General Hospital. The cruise line is providing support to the injured passengers and family of the deceased.
This is not the first time there has been a bus accident on an excursion from a cruise ship with the most recent being last month in Tortola, British Virgin Islands when two passengers from the Celebrity Summit were killed and several injured when a driver lost control of the bus. On that occasion, no other vehicles were involved.