An Uber Eats driver was killed by two young teenage girls in Washington D.C. after they carjacked his vehicle last Tuesday on March 23, in one of the most shockingly horrifying videos posted on Twitter.
What was even more shocking was that CNN called it an accident and now people are calling out the cable network on its decision to use the term to describe the incident, which was caught on video.
It is clear that it was no accident. The teenagers took off at high speed with the while the desperate driver was hanging onto his driver’s side door. He had been begging for them to get out. He was eventually thrust from the vehicle into a wall and the National Guard on the street attempted to clear the area. The girls lost control of the vehicle, which ended with it crashing on its side.
Passersby watched in horror and recorded the incident, saying they were calling the police before the vehicle burst off at high speed.
Here’s the way CNN described it:
“D.C. Police said the girls, 13 and 15, assaulted an Uber Eats driver with a Taser while carjacking him, which led to an accident in which he was fatally injured.”
Accident began trending on Twitter Saturday. The retweets to CNN reflected the concern that use of the word accident was because the two girls were black and had they been white the situation would have been described differently….[ ]