ISLAMABAD, April 29 (TNS): Another US Diplomat while driving roughly and paying no respect to the traffic rules of the land has hit a motorcycle by his vehicle resulting in the critical injuries to both, rider and pillion rider.
The incident has taken place tonight at 2140 hours when the motorcyclist was hit by said US Diplomat while driving a Toyota Jeep (QN-734) at Constitution Avenue at Secretariat Chowk.
The injured motorcyclists have been shifted to PIMS hospital.
Erring Diplomat has been identified as Chad Rex Ausborn who works in US Embassy as Second Secretary.
According to the reports the diplomat was drunk when he met the accident due to his nonchalant and careless driving.
Police has reached the spot and started legal proceedings.
Earlier this month, on April 8, US Defence and Air Attaché Joseph Emanuel Hall’s car ran a red light and rammed into a motorcycle in the federal capital, killing one man on the spot and injuring another.
The diplomat was let go by police after registration of a case after the Foreign Office (FO) said he enjoyed diplomatic immunity. The victim’s family then petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking the placement of the diplomat’s name on the Exit Control List. The court had observed that diplomatic immunity does not permit killing someone.
The federal government on April 24, however, informed the court that the diplomat could neither be arrested nor tried. The Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Raja Khalid asserted that the diplomat’s name was in the ‘blacklist’ so he could not leave the country, however, he added that placing the official’s name in the ECL was a ‘long process.’
He added that the Vienna Convention ensured immunity to any accident of diplomats occurring during official duty. “A trial can only be held if the immunity is withdrawn,” the reply stated further.