Published: Sat, January 19, 2019
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

Kathy Burke Says Prince Philip Is 'Selfish' After Car Accident

Kathy Burke Says Prince Philip Is 'Selfish' After Car Accident

The palace reported that Philip was driving the SUV and pulling out of a driveway onto a two-lane road when the accident occurred.

It was a scary day for the royals after Prince Philip, 97, was in a auto accident with another vehicle near the Sandringham Estate.

Norfolk Police said the force would investigate the crash, meaning the duke is likely to be interviewed by officers.

A nine-month-old baby who was in the back seat of the other auto, a Kia hatchback, was also uninjured, while one woman in the vehicle broke her wrist and the other cut her knee, local police said.

Eyewitnesses told the BBC they helped the royal out of his vehicle.

The Duke of Edinburgh has privately made contact with the two women injured in Thursday's auto crash at Sandringham.

The duke and the Queen, who was informed about the accident, are staying at Sandringham, their residence during their traditional winter break. "Local police attended the scene".

Earlier today, a delivery truck was spotted dropping off Philip's brand new replacement Land Rover Freelander.

The monarch and her longtime love have been at Sandringham since starting their annual holiday in December.

Two people in the other vehicle were treated for minor injuries, Norfolk Police has said.

Speaking about Philip's vehicle, eye-witness Roy Warne told the BBC: "I saw it careering, tumbling across the road and ending up on the other side".

"The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment".

Officers said the nine-month-old boy was uninjured.

Norfolk Police said the drivers of both cars, a Land Rover and a Kia, were given alcohol breath tests under routine procedures following a collision. "Then I went to the black auto to help and realised it was the Duke of Edinburgh".

There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but after 70 people must renew their license every three years.

Despite being aged 97 and having had a hip replacement operation previous year, Philip appears to have no lasting problems following the crash.

It is a single carriageway and has a 60mph speed limit.

"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.

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