Bhutanese refugee critically injured attempting to cross busy road

Here is the story from Seattle: 

SEATTLE – A refugee from Bhutan is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after she was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident.

Local relief agencies say they see at least a few accidents a year involving refugees who may not understand the rules of the road.

They’ve come to this country to start over. That means learning a new culture, a new language, and finding a job. But the hardest part for many of these refugees may just be crossing the street.


Sadly these kinds of accidents involving refugees are becoming more common.

Why didn’t she know the “rules of the road?”  Hummm?  There are no cars in the camps where she lived for 17 years!   Shouldn’t the federally contracted resettlement agencies be teaching them how to stay safe.   It appears her resettlement agency is World Relief—“the humanitarian assistance arm of the National Association of Evangelicals.”   You know the NAE is the Christian progressive group that is lobbying for amnesty for illegals.  We mentioned them here recently.

Then get this, she was headed to work in the dark at 5 a.m.

It was 5 a.m. Narmada had just left for work. She was crossing the five-lane road heading toward the bus stop when she was hit.


Narmada works at a fish processing plant that pays minimum wage but no health benefits.

Bhutanese refugees are having a tough time.  First we learned about the poor young Bhutanese guy also resettled by World Relief who was murdered by a thug in Jacksonville here.  Then there was the little girl killed by being run over in Atlanta, here.  There was also a young Bhutanese woman robbed at gunpoint in another rotten neighborhood, here. And then note the intimidation of other Bhutanese refugees in the Bronx, here.

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