The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, was trapped after the vehicle he was driving collided with a Kia carrying two women and a baby. He said The Duke of Edinburgh was pulled from the wreckage «conscious» but «very, very shocked and shaken». Prince Philip was breathalysed by police following the horrific smash. Barrister Roy, 75, who was first at the scene, helped to free the «disorientated» royal from his motor, which had overturned.
He heard the Duke later admit to cops he had been «dazzled by the sun». Roy was driving home with his wife Victoria, 72, shortly before 3pm and saw the Land Rover flip a split-second after the collision.
'I HAD THE PRINCE'S BLOOD ON MY HANDS'
«Roy helped Philip out of his overturned Land Rover. » «All I could think is, thank goodness there wasn’t more». Another witness told the Daily Telegraph Philip seemed «distraught» and it was a «miracle» he escaped uninjured. « It was turning on its side over and over».
There was a baby in the back seat screaming.
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«He was lying on his side and his legs were down in the well of the car. » «Buckingham Palace said the Duke was not injured but had seen a doctor as a precaution. » «His mother, who had been driving, was understandably hysterical.»She did very well. She managed to steer her car into the ditch.
«Roy was driving Victoria from a hospital appointment in King’s Lynn. She had just been given the all-clear for breast cancer. » « We can confirm both drivers were tested and provided negative readings». Prince Philip retired from public life in August 2017 after decades supporting the Queen and attending events for his own charities and organisations.
Despite undergoing a hip replacement last year he has continued driving. Prince Charles had previously told of his concern about his dad's getting behind the wheel. The Palace calculated he had completed 22,219 solo engagements since 1952.