Showing posts with label Car Crash. Show all posts
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October 7, 2019

Wife of US Diplomat Ran To The US After Deadly Crash That Killed 19 YR. Young Man

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LONDON — A spouse of a U.S. diplomat has returned to the U.S. after being involved in a deadly crash in the United Kingdom.
Neither the name of the spouse nor the U.S. diplomat has been released.
The incident involved 19-year-old Harry Dunn, who died in a collision on Aug. 27 in Croughton, a small village in central England, Northamptonshire Police announced in late August.
Dunn was on his Kawasaki motorcycle when he collided with a Volvo XC90 traveling in the opposite direction, police said.
Image: Harry Dunn
Harry Dunn.Northamptonshire Police
Harry Dunn. 

Superintendent Sarah Johnson with Northamptonshire police confirmed in an online statement Saturday that a 42-year-old American woman being treated as a suspect in the investigation into the fatal crash has left the country.
The U.S. State Department told NBC News in an emailed statement Saturday: "We express our deepest sympathies and offer condolences to the family of the deceased in the tragic Aug. 27 traffic accident involving a vehicle driven by the spouse of a U.S. diplomat assigned to the United Kingdom."
The statement said that due to security and privacy considerations, the identity of the individuals involved could not be confirmed.
"We can confirm the family has left the U.K.," the State Department said in the statement, which added that, "Any questions regarding a waiver of immunity with regard to our diplomats and their family members overseas in a case like this receive careful attention at senior levels are considered carefully given the global impact such decisions carry; immunity is rarely waived."
"We cannot speculate on what actions the British Government may take," the statement said. "While we are in close consultation with the appropriate British officials, we cannot comment on the private diplomatic conversation with the British Government."
Johnson said that in the aftermath of the accident, police had conferred closely with the suspect, who engaged fully with them and said at the time that she had no plans to leave the country in the near future.
In an email to NBC News on Saturday, Johnson said investigators had met with the suspect in the presence of legal advisers on Aug. 28, a day after the fatal crash.
"During the course of that meeting we were aware that diplomatic immunity had been raised as an issue, we then made an immediate application for a waiver in order for us to undertake further investigations and interview," Johnson said.
The police superintendent explained that in order to interview a person with diplomatic immunity, police had to seek a waiver from the U.S. Embassy.
"This is the waiver we sought in order to progress the interview with the suspect," she said.
Johnson said that they were later advised that the waiver had been declined and the suspect had left the U.K. 
"Due process was also followed in seeking the necessary documentation to allow for the arrest and formal interview of the suspect, and the force is now exploring all opportunities through diplomatic channels to ensure that the investigation continues to progress," the police superintendent said.
She added that police are working closely with United Kingdom's Foreign Office to "come to a resolution" regarding the matter.
“Harry Dunn’s family deserves justice and in order to achieve this, a full and thorough investigation, with the assistance of all parties involved, needs to take place," Johnson added.
It is not clear when exactly the spouse departed the U.K., but Johnson told NBC News she was advised on Sept. 16 that the suspect had already left the country.
NBC News reached out to the U.S. embassy in the U.K. for further comment but did not immediately hear back.
U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told NBC News in a statement: “I wish to offer my condolences to the family affected by this tragic incident. I have called the U.S. Ambassador to express the U.K.’s disappointment with their decision, and to urge the Embassy to reconsider it.”
Dunn's parents told Sky News they were "utterly broken" about what happened.
"We don't know how we can start to grieve for him," Dunn’s mother, Charlotte Charles, told Sky. "We have nothing. No justice. We have nothing to put our minds at rest that she's even remorseful."
The story has reverberated in the U.K., with the country's politicians joining the conversation.
Andrea Leadsom, a Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire and secretary of state for business, tweeted, urging “proper justice for Harry and closure for his family.”
Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner, also commented on Twitter, saying: “This is heartbreaking and nobody can be above the law. If you are here in the U.K. then you must abide by our rules.”
Rayner added in another tweet: “My son is 22 and this story has really got to me as I cannot even imagine the pain this family is going through. How can anyone just leave the U.K. and not at least try and take some responsibility for the loss of this beautiful young life.”

June 23, 2018

Car Crash Seriously Injures Winner Over Rep Mark Sanford, Katie Arrington

State Rep. Katie Arrington who recently defeated incumbent U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in South Carolina's Republican primary, has been seriously injured in a car wreck according to her spokesman. File. (Andrew Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP)
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said.
State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was recovering Saturday at a Charleston-area hospital, said Arrington spokesman Michael Mule.
According to the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Arrington and a friend were traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 17 around 9 p.m. Friday when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction hit their vehicle.
The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene, according to Sheriff’s Capt. Roger Antonio. The driver of Arrington’s vehicle, a friend identified as Jacqueline Goff of Mandeville, Louisiana, also sustained serious injuries.
Mule said the Summerville Republican sustained a back fracture, as well as several broken ribs, and underwent surgery to remove portions of her small intestine and colon.
Mule said Arrington would need more surgeries, as well as a stent to repair the partial collapse of the primary artery in her legs, and would need to stay in the hospital for two weeks. He told news outlets that Arrington was alert and talking Saturday morning.
“Katie asks for your continued prayers for the deceased and the deceased’s family, as well as prayers for a quick recovery for Katie and her friend,” Mule said in a statement.
Arrington, 47, defeated Sanford in a GOP primary earlier this month, repeatedly highlighting Sanford’s criticism of President Donald Trump. The president himself weighed in hours before polls closed on Election Day to endorse Arrington and denounce Sanford as “nothing but trouble.”
In a tweet Saturday, Trump said his “thoughts and prayers are with Representative Katie Arrington of South Carolina, including all of those involved in last nights car accident, and their families.”
Sanford, a former South Carolina governor, had never lost an election before the June 12 congressional primary, even after a high-profile extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina.
Sanford posted a link to a story about the wreck on Twitter , adding in a post: “Our thoughts and prayers this morning go to Katie Arrington, her family and those involved in last night’s automobile accident.”
In a message posted to Twitter on Saturday, Democratic nominee Joe Cunningham said that he was suspending his campaign until further notice.

April 12, 2018

While The Police Accused The Family of Suicide Another Family Goes Down The Ridge inAbout The Same Spot

Officials are looking for a family of four after a vehicle was seen sinking into water near the same treacherous area the Hart family fatally crashed into weeks ago. 
A Honda Pilot SUV matching the description of the Thottapilly family's vehicle was seen submerged in the Eel River in Mendocino County around 1 p.m. Friday.
The San Jose Police Department said that might have been the last known whereabouts of 42-year-old Sandeep, 38-year-old Soumya, 12-year-old Siddhanty and 9-year-old Saachi.
The family who was expected to return to San Jose, Calif., on Friday from a road trip to Portland, Ore., was reported missing by a family member on Sunday. 
San Jose Police Department Officer Gina Tepoorten told KPIX 5 the family never made it to their destination, and no one has heard from them since Thursday. 
The water has been too dangerous for divers to search for the family, The Press Democrat reports, but officials will search the river once water levels drop. Last week, a storm dumped 2 to 5 inches of rain on the region. 
Witnesses said the vehicle drove off Highway 101 in rainy weather onto a turnout, and then went over the side, the Democrat reports. 
A few miles south, authorities continue to search for members of the Hart family after their GMC Yukon plunged off of a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. The crash, believed to be intentional, killed at least five members of the eight-member family. A body was recovered Saturday in the vicinity of the Hart crash.   

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April 2, 2018

The SUV with The Entire Family of 8 Seems to Have Intentionally Driven off The Clip


This March 20, 2016, photo shows the Hart family of Woodland, Wash.,
 at a Bernie Sanders rally in Vancouver, Wash.
Tristan Fortsch/AP
Police say that the driver of an SUV carrying a family with several adopted children may have intentionally plunged off a cliff along California's scenic coast last month, according to local news reports.
The family from Woodland, Wash. — Sarah and Jennifer Hart, who was married, and at least three of the couple's six adopted children — was in the vehicle on California's scenic Highway 1 near the city of Westport when it accelerated rapidly off the cliff and fell 100 feet to the rocky shore.
However, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman told KGW-TV that authorities have "every indication to believe" that all six children were inside at the time of the crash.
The Associated Press reports: "The two women, both 38, were found dead inside the SUV, while three of their children — Markis Hart, 19, Jeremiah Hart, 14, and Abigail Hart, 14 — were discovered outside the vehicle. Searchers were looking for Hannah Hart, 16; Sierra Hart, 12; and Devonte Hart, 15."
Investigators have "reason to believe ... that the crash was intentional," Greg Baarts, acting assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's northern division, told KGW.

This aerial image from Alameda County Sheriff's Office drone video, courtesy of Mendocino County, shows the pullout where the SUV of Jennifer and Sarah Hart was recovered off the Pacific Coast Highway 1, near Westport, Calif.
It is unclear when the crash occurred, but Baarts said the smashed vehicle was found by a passing motorist on Monday, March 26, "three days after social services authorities in Washington opened an investigation that was apparently prompted by a neighbor's complaint that the children were being deprived of food," according to the AP.
"It is safe to report that a felony may have been committed in this case," Baarts said.
KGW reports: "Baarts said items were retrieved from the home during the search, including computers, credit cards, and bank statements. On Sunday morning, [Baarts] said CHP could not confirm that a suicide note was retrieved from the home. But during Sunday night's teleconference with media, CHP said there was no note left behind and no obvious indicator in Hart's home to explain what happened."
In 2011, Sarah Hart pleaded guilty to domestic assault in Douglas County, Minn., after she told authorities "she let her anger get out of control" while spanking her 6-year-old adopted daughter, court records show, according to AP.

In 2014, Portland police Sgt. Bret Barnum and Devonte Hart, 12, hug at a rally in Portland, Ore., where people had gathered in support of the protests in Ferguson, Mo.
Johnny Huu Nguyen/AP

The family "often took spontaneous road trips to camp and hike and traveled to festivals and other events, offering hugs and promoting unity," AP says.
Devonte, who is African-American, was photographed in 2014 in Portland, Ore., hugging a white police officer during protests over the police shooting of a black man in Ferguson, Mo. The photo was widely circulated by the AP.
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