People and royalty
More why bad. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, escaped unlawful from a traffic accident near the Royal Estate of Sandringham. But the Britons are asking Friday, should it continue to be 97 years old?
The case has sparked a strong emotion in a country that is closely linked to its crowned heads. Philip has " dead deceived, he stressed mirror, the telegraph believing that the Duke of Edinburgh had escaped "Miracle". The accident took place on Thursday afternoon near Sandringham, Norfolk (east of England), where Elizabeth and Philip spend a lot of winter. According to the BBC the powerful Land Rover that the prince was driving after leaving a real estate alley to enter a road and collide with a Kia. Philip he saw a doctor as a precaution and the doctor confirmed that he was not injured "said the palace of Buckingham.
A photo of the accident scene shows the two vehicles on the side of the road: the Land Rover next to it, the windshield exploded, the Kia a few meters later in the bushes . " I drove home when I saw a vehicle, a black Land Rover (…) doing barrels "he talked about him BBC a witness, Roy Warne, 75 years old. " There was a big collision with the other car »he said, and added that he did not have There is no doubt that she (the Kia, ed) had been beaten For the Prince's car. Roy Warne also pointed to the ground after hearing Philip declare to the police that he had been dazzled by the sun ».
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"Shocks" for the accident
Several testimonies cited by the British media said they helped Philip out of his car. " He was visibly shaken, then he asked if all were well. "said Roy Warne. About Kia, " There was a baby in the back. With another man, we took the baby »he said. The police confirmed the presence of a nine-month-old baby in Kia, and said he did not want to, while the two women who were also on the vehicle, including the 28-year-old female driver, received care of # 39; a local hospital before returning home.
In accordance with the law, drivers have undergone alcohol tests, whose results have been proven "Negative" He said the police, who is conducting the investigation to determine the circumstances and responsibilities of the accident. At this point, " would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision »said in a statement. At a planned Friday meeting on Friday, Norfolk County decided to reduce the speed limit of 60 to 50 miles per hour (97 to 80 km / h) on the road where the collision takes place. slippery
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Still in the form of driving?
A character with a boiling temperament, known for his jokes that are not respectful of the politically correct, Prince Felipe retired in August 2017 after having participated in more than 22,000 public commitments officers from the entrance of his wife to the throne in 1952. During the last decade, the Prince has been driving on numerous occasions, often with passengers as Caps d & # 39 State or Government, including the couple of Obama in 2016.
Still, given his age, he is one "Surprise" to see how to continue driving, said a Royal Correspondent BBC Jonny Dymond. " But he has always been extremely independent and has resisted any suggestion to deny him the right to drive. ". " Now, there will be an investigation into the circumstances of the accident. Finally, the Duke may be convinced to stop driving. "added.
Philip would lose another passion after driving. He completed his last flight in 1997, after 5,986 hours of flight. The United Kingdom has more than 100,000 drivers over 90 years old, according to official data. At the age of 70, the British have to renew their license every three years, but without passing a new driving test.