icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
26 Jan, 2020 13:49

Woman killed, 5 injured as speeding US embassy car rams into their vehicle in Islamabad

Woman killed, 5 injured as speeding US embassy car rams into their vehicle in Islamabad

At least one woman has been killed and five members of her family injured after a US embassy car apparently jumped a red light and rammed into the side of another vehicle in the Pakistani capital.

The accident happened due to negligence and overspeeding by the driver of the embassy car, a Pakistani citizen who was detained after the incident, senior superintendent of the Islamabad Traffic Police, Farrukh Rashid, told Xinhua.

A female passenger of the car that was hit was instantly killed, as well as the driver, according to some conflicting media reports. The injured parties – all members of the same family – also include a young girl, who is said to be in critical condition. The victims were transferred to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Islamabad.

A similar fatal traffic incident involving US diplomatic staff caused a major rift in 2018. Colonel Joseph Emanuel Hall, who was serving as a military attache in Islamabad, was accused of killing a 22-year-old motorcyclist after jumping a red light in an SUV. Pakistani authorities even prevented him from leaving the country until he agreed a compensation deal with the dead man's family.

Also on rt.com ‘Troubling precedent’? US balks at UK extradition request for wife of American diplomat charged over British teen’s death

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!