Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Discussion Topics > Cruise News
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Cruise News Discuss up-to-the minute happenings in the cruise line industry.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old September 21st, 2011, 04:08 AM
Snick500 Snick500 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 39
Default cruiser hit by taxi in Victoria, BC?

We were on the Golden Princess (left from Seattle) and stopped in Victoria, BC on Friday, September 16th. It was the last day of our cruise. It was around 8 p.m. as we were walking into the town that we saw a woman lying in the street at a crosswalk, and it looked like a taxi had hit her. It was near a horse carriage pick-up point. I hope the woman is ok, and wondered if anyone knew anything. We had a large Japanese group on our sailing, and the woman looked to be Japanese. She was lying so still, but then sat up for a bit. I have kept thinking about it and hoping she was ok. If she was from a cruise ship it was the last night of the cruise and the ships boarded at 11:30 p.m. and left at midnight.(I think a HAL ship, maybe Westerdam, was docked there too.)
An ambulance came and a crowd was gathering so we kept walking to avoid making the situation worse. I'm sure she had to go to the hospital, and I don't know how she would get back to the ship in time, even if everything checked out ok. If anyone knows anything, I'd appreciate it. I can't stop thinking about it and hoping everything turned out ok for her. It has to be a nightmare to be hurt in another country and having a deadline for getting back to the ship. Those taxi cabs were hybrids (I think) and were so quiet that they crept up on you without being noticed. I'm sure she didn't even hear it coming.

Last edited by Snick500; September 21st, 2011 at 04:08 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old September 21st, 2011, 04:15 AM
robgvic's Avatar
robgvic robgvic is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,606
Default

There was nothing I saw in the local paper or hear on the radio news.
__________________
CANBERRA- JULY 1968
ISLAND PRINCESS JULY 1977
STAR PRINCESS-APRIL 1988
STELLA SOLARIS-AUGUST 1996
NILE CRUISE-AUGUST 1997
OOSTERDAM- APRIL 2008
P AND O'S SPIRIT OF BILBAO-SEPTEMBER 2008
SAPPHIRE PRINCESS JANUARY 2009
CARIBBEAN PRINCESS DECEMBER 2009
GOLDEN PRINCESS MAY 2010
SAPPHIRE PRINCESS MAY 2010
SAPPHIRE PRINCESS SEPTEMBER 2010
CROWN PRINCESS DECEMBER 2010
CROWN PRINCESS, MAY 2011
GOLDEN PRINCESS SEPTEMBER 2011
EMERALD PRINCESS DECEMBER 2011
GOLDEN PRINCESS MAY 2012
GOLDEN PRINCESS MAY 2014
GRAND PRINCESS JUNE 2014
CORAL PRINCESS SEPT 2014

AND OTHER PRINCESS
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.