Trump Says Accidents 'Happen' in Crash by Diplomat's Wife

Cheryl Sanders
October 10, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider a decision to let a USA diplomat's wife use diplomatic immunity after she was involved in a fatal vehicle crash in England and then left the country.

Speaking at the White House, Trump told reporters: "It was a awful accident".

She is a suspect in the investigation into the fatal crash that killed 19-year-old Harry Dunn in the village of Croughton, England, in late August, according to British police, who said last week they were pursuing "diplomatic channels" to ensure the investigation continues.

But Johnson has urged her to return to the United Kingdom to face investigation, saying he doesn't think it's right to "use the process of diplomatic immunity for this type of purpose".

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© Courtesy of the Dunn Family Image: Harry Dunn's parents say they want justice for their son.

"We're going to speak to her and see what we can come up with to do some healing", Trump mentioned an unrelated White Home press convention. "That happens. I will not say it ever happened to me, but it did".

The U.S. woman involved in the crash later left Britain, invoking diplomatic immunity. "You have to be careful", he said.

Raab told his US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Monday that he was disappointed by the USA decision to let her use her immunity to leave Britain, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would raise the issue with President Donald Trump if necessary.

Harry, 19, was killed when his motorbike crashed into a auto on August 27.

"The leaders agreed to work together to find a way forward as soon as possible", his office said. British prosecutors have not yet said whether they would recommend charges in this case.

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