Harry Dunn family to meet health and transport secretaries

The family of a teenage motorcyclist who was killed in a crash near an RAF base in Northamptonshire are set to meet the secretaries of state for health and transport in a fresh bid for answers after their son's death. Harry Dunn's motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car outside RAF Croughton in August last year. The woman suspected of causing Mr Dunn's death, 42-year-old Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an intelligence official based at Croughton, returned to America following the incident and claimed diplomatic immunity.

The US has so far refused to extradite her. Mr Dunn's family were unhappy that ambulance crews took 43 minutes to reach him despite the fact he broke "every major bone" in the crash. The family have now secured meetings with both Matt Hancock and Grant Shapps to discuss road safety and ambulance delays on the night of Mr Dunn's death.

Good news.

Following #HarryDunn's tragic death, now confirmed that Transport Secretary @grantshapps and Health Secretary @MattHancock will meet with us to discuss road safety and ambulance delays respectively. Will update on other issues tomorrow. This will never happen again.?

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"I am pleased that Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has agreed to sit down with the parents and I. A comprehensive road safety review is required and I look forward to shaping that with him," Family spokesman Radd Seiger said. "The ambulance took 43 minutes to get to Harry as he lay dying in a ditch on the side of the road.

We have held a positive meeting so far with local NHS leaders to see if Team Harry can help shine a light on the complex reasons for why that was and why it happens so often and I am also pleased therefore to say that Matt Hancock, the Health and Social Care Secretary, has also agreed to sit down with us to discuss and agree what will be done to prevent any reoccurrence."

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