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Sponsored tour bus crashes in St Maarten
A Royal Caribbean sponsored excursion in St Martin ended in an accident when thirty-six passengers were on a bus that crashed into a ditch last Thursday. No major injuries although a few were taken to a local hospital.
The accident occurred when the bus was trying to avoid a taxi heading up a steep hill. The bus hit the taxi, causing it to overturn.
The passengers were on an excursion from Freedom of the Seas to visit Loterie Farm for a treetop ropes courtse and zipline adventure. The bus was taking them from Philipsburg, St Maarten to St. Martin.
Six passengers from the United States and the bus driver were injured according to Royal Caribbean. The injuries were minor, with the worst being a broken wrist.
All the injured "were immediately transported to the local Louis Constant Fleming Hospital for treatment." Guest care team members and a ship doctor remained with the passengers during their stay at the hospital. All returned to the ship the same day. The guest care team and onboard medical team also continued to provide onboard treatment for passengers, including counseling, for those who asked for it.