Today the Nassau Tribune reports that a garbage truck ran over and dragged a passenger who was ashore from the Carnival Sensation. The Canadian was traveling with his family. He received "serious injuries to his lower extremities and was pronounced dead on the scene.”
The truck driver told police that his brakes failed as he was entering a roundabout and he swerved to avoid oncoming traffic.
A comment to the article said:
"Vehicle Inspection here is a complete joke – just another way to collect money under false pretenses. They check neither brakes nor the condition of the tires – two things of critical importance. No need to go on."
The company operating the garbage truck was not identified.
We have reported on other casualties where trucks have killed cruise passengers while ashore or on an excursion.
I have written many articles about the numerous crimes which pose a risk to cruise passengers going ashore in Nassau.
An updated article identifies the victims as 43–year-old Rong Gu, of New Market, Ontario. Mr. Gu was photographing the Baha Mar resort when the truck hit him on the sidewalk.