Prince Philip's car seen 'careering, tumbling across road'

Prince Philip's car seen 'careering, tumbling across road'

97-year-old Prince Philip was not injured, Buckingham Palace said.

Tall, slim and built like a retired soldier, the former air force pilot spends most of his time driving, gardening and enjoying family life at royal estates, according to Buckingham Palace.

While statistics from the Royal Automobile Club Foundation suggest that elderly driving licence holders have fewer deaths and injuries, the U.S.

The witness said he helped the Duke out of the auto and there was some blood on him.

In April a year ago he underwent a successful hip replacement operation in hospital. He walked away without serious injuries but witnesses said he was lucky to escape alive.


"People could have been killed".

Prince Philip visited hospital in the aftermath of his vehicle crash at Sandringham, Buckingham Palace has said.

"He really loves driving and takes a great pleasure in it and were he not allowed to drive he would find that quite painful", she said. "The mother particularly for her baby". "Then I went to the black vehicle to help and realised it was the Duke of Edinburgh".

Nick Freeman, the lawyer dubbed Mr Loophole, said the duke could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention if he was deemed to have made a mistake. "He didn't make a big fuss about it and he went to ask everyone else if they were injured".

It was claimed the Duke's Land Rover "came across the A149 like a somersault".


He added: "It was frightening to see a powerful auto rolling like that".

This morning, police confirmed investigations are continuing following the crash, which happened shortly before 3pm at the junction of the B1439.

Philip was involved in an accident on Thursday afternoon when his Land Rover collided with a Kia and flipped onto its side. "He is of course very independent and he has been a very active man". They were taken to hospital but later released. Both casualties were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and were discharged last night.

"Many commentators use high-profile auto crashes involving elderly drivers as a reason to call for bans or restrictions on older drivers", Edmund King, president of the UK's Automobile Association, told the Telegraph.

Both he and the female driver of the Kia were reportedly breath tested, with no alcohol detected in either of their systems.


Eyewitness Roy Warne has described how Philip asked if everybody was all right in the aftermath of an accident which saw his vehicle "tumbling" over the road.

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