Tourists sue cruise line over fatal crash in Jamaica

A group of eight tourists who survived a fatal traffic accident in Trelawny in January of last year, has filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.

They are claiming that the cruise line failed to provide them with a safe excursion, media reports in the United States have indicated.

Police reports of the collision were that a Toyota Coaster bus with the visiting passengers was travelling along the Carey Park main road towards Falmouth in Trelawny, when the driver of a Freightliner motor truck travelling in the opposite direction, failed to keep left, and collided with the Coaster bus, resulting in the latter vehicle overturning.

One of the passengers, 32-year-old Crystal Glewwe, died as a result of the impact.

But in the lawsuit, the tourists claimed that the Coaster driver continuously changed lanes while speeding.

According to a US media house, it was claimed that when the passengers asked the driver to slow down, he reportedly said that he was driving “the way everyone typically drove in Jamaica”.

But it was stated in the lawsuit that the bus driver had a slow reaction to a vehicle that had entered his lane, and the bus was subsequently broadsided, causing it to flip multiple times.

The driver of the bus and a tour guide were admitted in hospital, while the passengers who survived the collision were treated and released.

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