London woman dies in possibly the first drone-related accidental death

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London woman dies in possibly the first drone-related accidental death

Post by Didge on Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:00 pm

A young woman died in a car crash Tuesday after her vehicle was followed by police investigating reports of a drone being flown near Wandsworth Prison in London.

The incident may be the first fatality linked to the non-military use of drones.

Scotland Yard said police were called to a road near the jail just after 3am Tuesday morning, to investigate reports of a drone being flown near the prison grounds. In a statement, Scotland Yard said: “Officers arrived and a car was seen to leave the scene. Officers followed the vehicle and at 3.10am it was seen to have been involved in a collision in Ashcombe Street at the junction of Wandsworth Bridge Road."

“At this stage, it is believed no other vehicle was involved the collision. The London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended.

“One occupant of the car, a woman in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police said the driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 20s, is now in critical condition in a west London hospital.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/drones-fatal-road-accident-first-non-military-drone-death-accident-car-crash-surveillance-safety-a7180576.html
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Re: London woman dies in possibly the first drone-related accidental death

Post by Lord Foul on Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:26 pm

hmmm...hardly "drone related" except in the most tennuous way

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