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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.

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