Four Passengers on a Carnival Cruise were Airlifted to Florida Following Bahamas Bus Accident
BAHAMAS – According to an online news report at nydailynews.com, four individuals were taken by a military aircraft to southern Florida earlier this week following a crash of a shore excursion bus in the Bahamas, per local officials.*
The four victims have not been identified at this time. They were on a shore excursion bus operated by Carnival Cruise Lines. The bus was involved in an accident that occurred in a northerly direction of Princess Cays, per the online report.
There were 28 individuals who were treated for injuries in the Bahamas, however, four were too injured to be treated locally. They were airlifted to a southern Florida hospital where they are being treated for serious injuries.
Three of the four individuals who were seriously injured sustained arm and leg fractures, internal injuries and spinal cord damage, which may have caused paralysis. Their current status is not known at this time.
“No other vehicles were involved and the cause of the accident is being investigated,” Carnival Cruise Line officials noted in a statement. “In the meantime, the Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole, and Rock Sound Island Tour, along with all excursions by this tour operator, have been suspended.”
The rest of the cruise, which took off from Jacksonville on Saturday, will continue as scheduled.
There are no further details on the accident at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the local police as well as by Carnival Cruise Lines.
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