Cool! I just realized this is our 1000th post and we just finished our 15th month at RRW.
This is a strange story that involves Tyson’s Food and refugees (again!). (Hat tip: Blulitespecial) In a bizarre accident last week, refugees driving presumably to the Tyson’s plant nearly killed other Burmese workers sitting under a tree outside the plant. Luckily no one was killed, but the victims were hospitalized.
A driver runs down three people at the Tyson Plant in South Sherman, and all three people were hospitalized. Sherman police spent the day mapping out the scene trying to figure out what happened.
“Black vehicle traveling southbound on the control road. When it left the control road…drove through the median…thru the fence and struck the pedestrians that were sitting under a tree.”
The driver of the car was a 23-year-old Burmese man with 3 passengers. Great driver, huh! Bet they find out he isn’t licensed yet.
Police say the investigation is on-going and that there is a language barrier. It seems everyone in the car, and the three victims, are all from the southeast Asian country of Myanmar formerly known as Burma. Police say all of the people involved came from a Burmese refugee camp in Dallas.
I didn’t know we had a refugee “camp” in Dallas.
We have resettled about 32,000 Burmese refugees over the last few years. See earlier post here. The goal for this fiscal year (’08 which ends by September 30th) is 18,000 and so far we have resettled around 16,000 in the last 11 months.