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Carnival Cruise Passengers Hospitalized Following Tour Bus Crash

By ,   June 25, 2019 ,   Accidents

Four people who were injured in a Carnival Cruise Line's Bahamas shore excursion single bus crash have been airlifted to hospitals in Fort Lauderdale and Nassau.

The cruise line also said that 3 of the injured went to Fort Lauderdale FL, and one went to Nassau. A US military C-130 transport plane has flown the Broward-bound group to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue have met the plane.

According to BSO Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane, three of the four patients had sustained "serious injuries ranging from fractures of the arms and legs to internal injuries and possible paralysis. The fourth patient’s injuries were minor. All four patients were transported to Broward Health Fort Lauderdale."

All of the patients had been "conscious and speaking to paramedics."

The tour bus crashed Monday morning, June 24, close to Rock Sound, Eleuthera with a total of 32 passengers from Carnival Ecstasy, that left Jacksonville on Saturday for a 5-day cruise.

Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship

Carnival Cruise Line announced that 28 passengers were cleared to return to the cruise ship "after being checked out at a local clinic."

Carnival Ecstasy left Princess Cays, the Bahamas as scheduled Monday evening.

Other vehicles have not been involved and the cause of the accident is currently being investigated.

The Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole, Rock Sound Island Tour, and all excursions by the tour operator, have been suspended.

For other Carnival Ecstasy accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.