LONDON – President Trump said Wednesday that a British teenager killed in a crash allegedly caused by the wife of a US diplomat was the victim of a "terrible accident" The Road "happened ".
He expressed himself at a press conference with informational notes that the woman who had left the country after the crash would not return to Britain, as the British authorities had requested.
The British police said the 19-year-old Harry Dunnsey was killed by 42-year-old suspect Anne Sacoolas when her Volvo SUV hit his motorcycle in August. The surveillance video shows that the American Sacoolas drove "on the wrong side of the street" on the night of the fatal accident, police said. The British media reported that she had recently arrived in the country, which led to the theory that she may not have been accustomed to riding on the left as is customary in the UK.
After the fatal crash, Sacoolas demanded diplomatic immunity under international law, allowing her to escape prosecution and return to the US – even though she told officials she had no plans.
"The woman drove on the wrong side of the road. And that can happen, you know? These are the opposite streets. Happens. I'm not going to say it ever happened to me, but it happened to me, "Trump told reporters Wednesday.
" So a young man was killed. The person who drove the car has diplomatic immunity. We'll talk to her soon and see if we can do something where they meet. "
Dunn's parents have often expressed the hope that Trump would consider revoking diplomatic immunity so that Sacoolas can be held accountable in the United States. However, the US Embassy stated in a statement that "immunity is rarely abolished".
Despite Trump's suggestion that a meeting between Sacoola and Harry Dunn's mourning parents might be possible, Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford made a recording at the press conference of Trump's briefing notes of the National Security Council called "Secret" seemed to contradict this idea. A note read: "(When triggered) Note, as Secretary Pompeo told Secretary of State [Dominic] Raab, that the spouse of the US government employee will not return to the UK."
The Dunn case has controversy at home triggered and abroad and subjected the issue of diplomatic immunity to an in-depth examination. Since the death of Harry Dunn, his parents, Tim Dunn and Charlotte Charles, are tirelessly campaigning for justice and calling on British and American officials to bring Sacoolas to justice.
After meeting with Raab on Wednesday, the parents said that this was the British foreign minister. They told Sky News they were "disgusted." They felt "extremely disappointed" by both the British and US governments.
Part of me just feels like an advertising stunt on the side of the British government to show they're trying to help, "Charles said before pledging to continue her fight to gain justice for her son.
Boy on his bike and they can just go away, "Tim Dunn added.
On Tuesday, parents said they had heard "absolutely nothing" from the Sacoolas family since the fatal collision.