KGTV in San Diego reports in a Oct. 17 article that, “a Seattle man injured in an ATV accident in Mexico has died in a San Diego hospital, according to his family.”
The man, Chad Carrico, rented ATV’s with friends while his cruise ship made a stop in Ensenada, Mexico. During his excursion, Carrico hit something, causing him to lose control of the all terrain vehicle and fly over the handle bars. The ATV then rolled on top of him causing severe injuries.
Per the report, “Carrico suffered severe liver damage, a punctured lung, and internal bleeding.” From there he was taken to Velmar Hospital in Mexico. After he contracted a fungus on his nose while in the hospital, it became apparent he would need further medical attention and his family pushed to have him relocated to a hospital in San Diego. On Tueday, Oct. 15 he was transported to Sripps Mercy hospital in San Diego, but died the same day.
While there is no indication that ATV Ensenada, a local ATV rental company in Ensenada was the company Carrico rented his ATV from, one review on Trip Advisor labeled the company as “unforgettably unsafe.” It’s also unclear whether the ATV excursion was promoted by the cruise line or had an affiliation with the cruise line.
Cruise ship excursion accidents happen frequently and it can be difficult to determine who to file injury claims against or who may be liable for injuries. Passengers who were involved in cruise ship excursion accidents should always talk with an attorney to learn if they may have a potential claim against the cruise line or its partners.