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Boston Marathon bombing survivor dies in car crash overseas
Boston.com ^ | 03.07.16 | Eric Levenson

Posted on 03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

Two Northeastern University students, one of whom was injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, were killed in a car crash in Dubai, the university said on Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bombing; boston; car; crash; dubai; ferrari
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1 posted on 03/08/2016 4:34:55 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople
Not a WORD about why a young and beautiful white girl was in Dubai .. after being a victim of an anti-American attack
2 posted on 03/08/2016 4:39:48 AM PST by knarf
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To: MuttTheHoople

Its none of my business but the heck was she doing in Dubai??

RIP


3 posted on 03/08/2016 4:40:38 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: knarf

Excellent point you have made above, knarf.
Exactly why was this young person over there, anyway?


4 posted on 03/08/2016 4:43:23 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: knarf

That’s my biggest question too. Why go to a country where they have more of the same kind of people who carried out that attack.

Is there more to this story?


5 posted on 03/08/2016 4:43:45 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: knarf; ClearCase_guy

Here’s the local news with a few more details. Looks like she was on her way to Bali with her best friend. 4 people in a 2 person Ferrari, late at night and going fast. No matter what the reason, tragic and sad. God bless her and the others

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/boston-marathon-bombing-survivor-killed-in-dubai-ferrari-crash


6 posted on 03/08/2016 4:45:53 AM PST by Shark24
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To: Bulwyf

Dubai Car Crash

There aren’t any known details as to what Victoria and her fellow Northeastern student were in Dubai, but the University did say that the two were on a personal trip and not studying. Unfortunately we don’t have any other details as to the car crash itself, but GulfNews did report that there was a multi-vehicle crash that killed 18 people.


7 posted on 03/08/2016 4:51:59 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: ClearCase_guy

Dubai has turned into this major hub for European flights. Etihad Airlines operate primarily out of the area. Lots of Europeans will have some end-point in Asia or Australia...but will stop in for two or three days in Dubai to do shopping or six-star hotel stays.


8 posted on 03/08/2016 4:53:38 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: outpostinmass2

Here is the other story from the Emirates 247 news with a few more details:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/ferrari-crash-she-survived-boston-bombing-died-in-dubai-stopover-2016-03-08-1.623576


9 posted on 03/08/2016 4:55:25 AM PST by Shark24
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To: outpostinmass2

It seems all four occupants of the Ferrari Spyder in which they were traveling all lost their lives.
Reports indicate they were driving faster than 140 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone. That translates to about 85 mph in a 35 mph zone.


10 posted on 03/08/2016 4:56:00 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A lot of Europeans love Dubai. We have some friends from the UK who honeymooned there. They loved it.


11 posted on 03/08/2016 4:58:32 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Blue Jays

One possibility is simply tourism. Dubai is a travel hub between Europe and Asia and has cultivated an open atmosphere for foreign visitors. There are bars, nightclubs, and entertainment that make Las Vegas seem low rent. It’s unlike any other city in the region. The other place in the region worth visiting for a foreigner would be Muscat, Oman. It’s like stepping into a 1930’s Arabian adventure film.


12 posted on 03/08/2016 4:59:51 AM PST by katana (Just my opinion)
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To: knarf

I know dozens of people who have been over there for one reason or another. And some of them are (gasp!) white women.


13 posted on 03/08/2016 5:03:01 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Ask Bernie supporters two questions: Who is rich. Who decides. In the past, that meant who died.)
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To: Shark24
The four were in a Ferrari 458 Spider when it hit a pavement, crashed into a lamppost and split in two in the early hours of Sunday.

I'm not sure what "hit a pavement" means. At least we know that alcohol couldn't possibly have been involved since it happened in Dubai (?).

Somewhat puzzling is how anyone could fit 4 people into a Ferrari 458 Spider. It looks like it was an unfortunate and avoidable tragedy in any case.

14 posted on 03/08/2016 5:04:18 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Every nation has the government it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: katana

Good point, katana.
One can imagine it is quite exotic in those locales, especially for young people.


15 posted on 03/08/2016 5:08:43 AM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m sure ... but the last place I would ever go if a victim of islamist terrorism, would be an islamic state ... unless I was covert CIA or something.


16 posted on 03/08/2016 5:10:17 AM PST by knarf
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To: Sooth2222
...puzzling is how anyone could fit 4 people into a Ferrari 458 Spider...

Yep. It's mid-egine, with engine right behind the two seats. Not even a package shelf. I'd guess they were 'riding', if the car is even identified correctly.

Brits use 'pavement' where we say 'sidewalk'.

17 posted on 03/08/2016 5:14:33 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Sooth2222
I think it is a modern day version of extremely stupid, inept and wealthy muzzie kids packing a VW ...

We in America DO have some inane laws, but "qualifying" to drive is one I agree with.

God only knows what is demanded of a driver in other countries.

Look at our own illegal Mexican fatality and accident rates here in the US

18 posted on 03/08/2016 5:15:25 AM PST by knarf
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To: knarf

Dubai is a major layover spot. I have never been there, but I know lots of folks who go there for conferences and what-not. It seems to be the place where Americans and Europeans meet with their counterparts from SE Aia and Central Asia.

Not a place most people would think of going on vacations, but it seems to be the place to go when working in a global economy.

And Dubai is a long shot from SA. C


19 posted on 03/08/2016 5:19:01 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Ask Bernie supporters two questions: Who is rich. Who decides. In the past, that meant who died.)
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To: Sooth2222

Actually, alcohol could be involved as all the Western hotels and restaurants serve it. The picture in this morning’s paper showed the car cut in half. Agree on the tragedy part.


20 posted on 03/08/2016 5:25:54 AM PST by Shark24
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