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Boston bombing survivor killed in Dubai Ferrari crash – reports

Victoria McGrath received severe shrapnel injuries to her left leg from one of the bombs placed near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013

Boston bombing survivor killed in Dubai Ferrari crash – reports
The aftermath of the crash on Al Sarayat Road, JLT. Image: Dubai Police.

An American student who survived the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago is one of four who were killed in a high-speed crash in Dubai involving a Ferrari over the weekend.

Victoria McGrath, 23, died on Sunday, along with her college roommate, Priscilla Perez Torres and two Canadian men.

The four were travelling in a two-seater Ferrari which was cut in two after hitting a lamp-post on Al Sarayat Road in Jumeirah Lakes Towers just after midnight on Sunday morning.

McGrath had received severe shrapnel injuries to her left leg from one of the bombs placed near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

The Boston Globe reported that the two American women were on their way to Bali for a spring break trip.

Marathon bomb victim Victoria McGrath pictured at the Boston Strong: An Evening Of Support And Celebration at TD Garden centre in 2013, along with marathon bystander Bruce Mendhelson, first responder Alicia Shambo, first responder Tyler Dodd, and Boston firefighter Jimmy Plourde. (Getty Images)

Col Saif Al Mazrouei, director of the General Department of Traffic at Dubai Police, said: "The… Ferrari…hit the pavement, allowing the driver to lose control and crash into a lamp post, splitting the car in half".

Another of the passengers was Cody Nixon, a Toronto boxer, who is believed to have been driving with his cousin. He had rented the Ferrari while on holiday in the emirate.

A picture posted to Nixon's Instagram account shows Nixon posing with a yellow Ferrari. The caption reads, "Just landed [in] Dubai and picked up the Ferrari! Don't worry I won't speed ;)".

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Kevin L 4 years ago

I have never -- even as a young man in high school -- never understood why someone would endanger others' lives by driving at high speeds in a car. It just makes no sense.

This guy was flying well over 100mph (regardless of the 90mph estimate in the news report).

Please THINK before you drive.

Mohamed Metwally 4 years ago

If this Ferrari is only a 2 seater, I don't quite get how 4 people could fit in it? In the US or Canada, cops would stop them for endangering their own lives.
In any event, may their souls rest in peace.