Prince Philip Was Just Involved in a Car Accident

Prince Philip Was Just Involved in a Car Accident

The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the Queen's country retreat in eastern England.

"Amazing", said a passersby who stopped to help.

While Philip managed to escape the collision relatively unharmed, considering the state of his auto, the person driving the other vehicle involved in the accident needed medical treatment.

The Palace spokeswoman added: 'Contact has been made privately with the occupants in the other auto and well-wishes exchanged'. The driver broke her wrist. Both were taken to the hospital and sent home. Frightful tweet!" to which Burke responded: "Where did I say that?

Numerous eyewitnesses scrambled to help the royal get out of his vehicle safely.

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In his first interview since he announced his retirement, Prince Philip told how he took up the sport of carriage driving when he gave up polo aged 50.

Warne added, "He was obviously shaken and then he went and asked if everyone else [in the other car] was alright".

The Duke was not injured in the accident.

"I then went to the other vehicle, which was on its side, and there was a gentleman in there...."

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Warne found Philip trapped in the auto, but persuaded him to move one leg at a time to get out. "And then I saw his face".

He drove Barack and Michelle Obama to lunch at Windsor Castle during their state visit to Britain in 2016, prompting the former U.S. president to remark: "I have to say I have never been driven by a Duke of Edinburgh before, but I can report it was very smooth riding". The palace has not commented on that.

A retired barrister who pulled Prince Philip to safety from the wreckage of his overturned 4×4 has recalled the moment he looked down to see the 97-year-old's blood on his hands.

Police said both drivers involved in the accident had been breath tested but neither were over the alcohol limit.

Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened close to the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk on Thursday (Friday NZT).

The bystander rescuer also described how he heard Philip tell the police he had been "dazzled by the sun" while driving, perhaps accounting for why he crashed.

The force said both drivers tested negative.

While he said older drivers needed to ensure they had regular eye tests, RAC research showed 75% of over 70s had an eye test in the past year.

Philip visited a local hospital on doctor's advice after the collision, which left two people needing hospital treatment and is being investigated by Norfolk Constabulary.

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