Harry Dunn: Anne Sacoolas, a driver who fled from the UK, "devastated" by a fatal accident | News in the United Kingdom


The American woman who used the diplomatic immunity to leave the UK after the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn was left "devastated" by the accident, her lawyer said.

Dunn died when his motorcycle crashed into a car that was thought to travel the wrong side of the road outside RAF Croughton in Northamptonshire on August 27th.

The alleged driver of the car, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas – who reportedly is married to an official of the US intelligence – left the UK after the accident.

Sacoolas' legal representative, Amy Jeffress, said: "Anne is devastated by this tragic accident. No loss is comparable to the death of a child and Anne extends her deepest sympathy to Harry Dunn's family."

Dunn's parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, have stated that they are flying to the United States to "put pressure on the US administration to do the right thing".

Radd Seiger, who represents Dunn's family, told ITV News that he had spoken to the Sacoolas legal team "very briefly" on the phone after arriving in the United States on Saturday.

He said: "We have decided to meet as soon as possible as soon as we can coordinate our journals."

It is the first contact between the two parties since Sacoolas left the UK. The lawyer of Sacoolas said: "Anne would like to meet Mr. Dunn's parents so that she can express her deepest sympathy and apologies for this tragic accident. We have been in contact with the family's lawyers and we don't see the # 39; time to hear them ".

Jeffress said that Sacoolas spoke with the "authorities" on the incident scene and met the Northampton police at his home the following day. "He will continue to cooperate in the investigation", said the lawyer.

On Friday, Boris Johnson stated that America was "absolutely ruthless" in safeguarding the diplomatic immunity of people like Sacoolas.

The prime minister said that although Donald Trump was in favor of the views of Dunn's family on the use of diplomatic immunity, the United States was "very reluctant" to allow citizens to be tried abroad .

Speaking of bringing their campaign to the United States, Dunn's family stated in a statement that "they continue to live in a nightmare" and that they have so far been unable to suffer since his death. The family should fly to the US on Sunday, according to ITV News.

A statement released on behalf of the family said: "As if Harry's loss were not enough, now they have to spend enormous time and energy, which they cannot afford, generating enough publicity to get public support to convince the state government United to help reach closure and bring back the driver Mrs. Sacoolas to England to face the consequences of her actions. "



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