The Jamaican Observer reports that cruise ship passengers were injured today "when the Toyota Coaster tour bus they were travelling in was involved in a four-vehicle collision on the Carey Park main road in Trelawny."
The Jamaican newspaper says that "one of the cruise ship passengers was rushed to the Falmouth Public General Hospital."
The newspaper article identified a "grey Toyota Corolla motor car, a white Freightliner truck and a yellow Toyota Hiace panel van were the other motor vehicles involved in the collision."
We have learned that the tour bus was on an excursion taking cruise passengers from the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas (in Falmouth) to Dunn’s River.
Royal Caribbean released a statement, indicating that one passenger was killed and three others were injured:
"Today 21 guest from Independence of the Seas participating in an excursion were involved in a traffic accident in Falmouth, Jamaica. We are saddened to report that a guest passed away. Three other guest were injured and are being treated at the local hospital. Crew members have gone to the hospital to assist. Join us in keeping them in our thoughts and prayers."
There have been a number of bus excursion accidents in Caribbean islands involving Royal Caribbean and its sister company Celebrity Cruises over the last 6 years.
Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer / Mark Cummings