The mother of teenager Harry Dunn, who was killed in a collision with a vehicle driven by a US intelligence officer, said she “would be happy to have the opportunity” to meet with President Joe Biden to discuss of the case while in the UK.
Harry, 19, was riding a motorcycle when he died in the August 2019 crash, in which an American Anne Sacoolas, 43, was the other driver.
Ms Sacoolas reportedly pulled back to the wrong side of the road as she left RAF Croughton at Northamptonshire, a listening station for the US Air Force.
She left the UK after claiming diplomatic immunity and the United States refused to bring her to justice despite Harry’s mother Charlotte Charles getting a meeting with the then president. Donald trump, who surprised her with telling her that Mrs. Sacoolas was in the White House and willing to meet them.
Ms Charles reiterated that they would only meet her in the UK.
“We haven’t had a great experience meeting President Trump,” Harry’s mother told Sky News.
“Unfortunately, a nasty trick was played on us and it left us with some pretty deep emotional scars, but I would certainly appreciate the opportunity to meet President Biden.”
“I take this opportunity to remind him that the UK and the US are the most powerful allies in the world and the US shouldn’t have treated the UK that way at all.” , she added.
“He always has the opportunity to right the wrong. He always has the opportunity to ensure that Anne Sacoolas is tried in this country. We need that and we would certainly love to have a meeting with him.”
In January last year, Ms Sacoolas was charged with causing Harry’s death by reckless driving.
Ms Charles is hoping Mr Biden, who lost his first wife Neilia and one-year-old daughter Naomi in an accident in 1972, would be more sympathetic to their fight to bring Ms Sacoolas to UK court.
“He has personal experience of losing a child, or two, in his case,” she said.
“And I hope I can draw on his personal experiences – to give him a sense of and see why we as a family need to shut down.”
Harry’s mother continued: “We have suffered untold damage with the way we have been treated and I really urge him to dig deep and go back over some of the speeches he has given.
“He speaks openly of decency, [about] uphold the rule of law. It’s no different in this scenario we find ourselves in. This is exactly what should be happening – decency and respect for the rule of law, she shouldn’t have gone away. “
Harry’s family are currently suing Ms Sacoolas in a civil case for damages in the United States. At a hearing there, a lawyer for Ms Sacoolas said she had “fled” the UK due to security concerns.
In January, lawyers for Ms Sacoolas said she was “willing to cooperate with UK authorities and resolve this case, but she is not returning to the UK”.