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Prince Philip, 97, escapes unhurt from car crash

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2 minutes ago, overherebc said:

I can see the ad' coming up.

Range Rover

Some panel damage.

Low mileage

( Former owner elderly lady who only used it on saturday to nip down to the shop for venison and caviar )

Actually I can see it ending up at at the back of a show room, "as is", when prospective customers come in they get taken out back to see it and told the elderly gent driving walked away from that.

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13 hours ago, Damrongsak said:

555.  Got me.  I'll bet she drove tractors or something from an early age, having come from farm country. 

 

When my brother and I reached driving age, we talked her into buying a stick shift car so we could learn.  She was 40.  Bought a 1969 Chevy Camaro V8.  She continued to buy manuals until she was 65 and Dad could no longer manage a manual with his arthritis.  She said she had "more control" with a manual.  I think the last one was a V6 Accura Legend.  She didn't just putt around. 

 

 

Did she manage to fix it with all those manuals?

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3 hours ago, elliss said:

     A gong , will do nicely,  problem solved .

I think they were thinking of 2 weeks all inclusive with limo at Balmoral to get over it.

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5 hours ago, overherebc said:

Sorry Sir but the main agent delivered your new car in Royal blue so we had to send it back to get another in the colour you requested.

I think there will be another call tomorrow... "Sir, good news we sent it back to the main agent and seems my young assistant is colour blind, any way he will be driving it back and we should be with you later in the week, unfortunately driving it back and forth has put a few miles on it" 

 

As I am sure it will be returned tomorrow... and the Duke grounded, yesterdays stunt which was intended as a two finger salute to those who say he should not be driving at his age backfired when it was noted he was not wearing a seat belt.  

 

He will be lucky if he gets use of his late MIL's  buggy...

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9 hours ago, NanLaew said:

PTSD!... it's not just for soldiers and firemen any more.

 

Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'

A mother of two whose wrist was broken when the car she was in collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover has told friends she is “unhappy” with the way Buckingham Palace has handled the accident.

The Telegraph can reveal that Emma Fairweather, 45, was the passenger in the Kia car last Thursday when it struck the Duke of Edinburgh’s Land Rover near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Ms Fairweather has since complained of feeling “overwhelmed” by the experience of being involved, firstly, in a crash and, secondly, in one involving the husband of the monarch. ...

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/19/first-picture-prince-philip-car-crash-victim-not-getting-enough/

 

looking for a payout and compo I would guess. The whiplash must be really painfull. 

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23 minutes ago, Snow Leopard said:

looking for a payout and compo I would guess. The whiplash must be really painfull. 

I really don't think the UK royal family still whip the peasants.

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12 hours ago, NanLaew said:

PTSD!... it's not just for soldiers and firemen any more.

 

Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'

A mother of two whose wrist was broken when the car she was in collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover has told friends she is “unhappy” with the way Buckingham Palace has handled the accident.

The Telegraph can reveal that Emma Fairweather, 45, was the passenger in the Kia car last Thursday when it struck the Duke of Edinburgh’s Land Rover near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Ms Fairweather has since complained of feeling “overwhelmed” by the experience of being involved, firstly, in a crash and, secondly, in one involving the husband of the monarch. ...

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/19/first-picture-prince-philip-car-crash-victim-not-getting-enough/

 

 

3 hours ago, Snow Leopard said:

looking for a payout and compo I would guess. The whiplash must be really painfull. 

 

In early December I was side swiped by a lorry cutting into my lane on the Hanger Lane Gyratory.

 

I've not heard a word from the driver nor his employer. Though I assume our insurance companies have exchanged pleasantries

 

Should I sue for the emotional distress of their ignoring me?

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in tHis day and age - it needs a Corgi and Scaletrix to the rescue... the only safe travel option left...

 

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On 1/20/2019 at 2:17 AM, NanLaew said:

PTSD!... it's not just for soldiers and firemen any more.

 

Prince Philip car crash victim 'not getting enough support from Palace'

A mother of two whose wrist was broken when the car she was in collided with Prince Philip’s Land Rover has told friends she is “unhappy” with the way Buckingham Palace has handled the accident.

The Telegraph can reveal that Emma Fairweather, 45, was the passenger in the Kia car last Thursday when it struck the Duke of Edinburgh’s Land Rover near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Ms Fairweather has since complained of feeling “overwhelmed” by the experience of being involved, firstly, in a crash and, secondly, in one involving the husband of the monarch. ...

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/19/first-picture-prince-philip-car-crash-victim-not-getting-enough/

 

The Prince has written to Emma Fairweather...

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The Duke of Edinburgh has written to a woman injured in a car crash he was involved in near Sandringham in Norfolk to say that he is "deeply sorry".

Prince Philip wished Emma Fairweather a "speedy recovery", adding that he was "somewhat shaken after the accident".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47017855

 

Notice he only wrote to Mrs Fairweather, sure that is his way of saying he blames the other driver.

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2 hours ago, Basil B said:

The Prince has written to Emma Fairweather...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47017855

 

Notice he only wrote to Mrs Fairweather, sure that is his way of saying he blames the other driver.

Disagree entirely.

 

It was a letter sent to apologise for the accident IMO - without beIng too obvious, as this would annoy the Insurers.

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1 hour ago, dick dasterdly said:

Disagree entirely.

 

It was a letter sent to apologise for the accident IMO - without beIng too obvious, as this would annoy the Insurers.

I disagree, although it seems stupid (if he did write) to say it was the sun in his eyes, I still maintain the force needed to cause so much damage and at the time of impact as he must have been near perpendicular to Kia it must have been doing a hell of a speed, given that it must have collided on the rear offside the Landrover so it must have been visible for many seconds, unless the Duke is inclined to "Burn Rubber" when pulling out, I would assume he thinks the other driver fully or partly to blame, I would agree with him but lets see what if the police decide to prosecute either party.

 

It will probably end up with the police taking no action, the insurances going for "knock for knock" deciding both drivers were partly to blame, so if you think the Duke should write to her, she should also be writing a letter of apology to him.  

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6 hours ago, Basil B said:

 

It will probably end up with the police taking no action, the insurances going for "knock for knock" deciding both drivers were partly to blame,

 When I was a driving instructor one of my pupils stalled halfway though a right turn out of a side road. Before we could get moving again, a car appeared from our right, slowed and attempted to steer around us, failed and hit my car's front offside wing.

 

No one was injured, though some looker on did call the police.

 

One of the officers came up to me and said that in her opinion the other drivers skid marks showed he was doing over 40 mph (it was a 30 limit) and she asked if I wanted her to call someone to come and measure them for evidence.

 

I asked her what's the best I could expect if the other driver was successfully prosecuted for speeding. She replied 'Knock for knock." So her told her not to bother on my account as I'd still have to pay my excess and all it would mean was tying my car up at the repair shop for a lot longer.

 

So I suspect that, unless the police do successfully prosecute the Kia driver for speeding, it wont be knock for knock, but the Duke will be held to be at fault by the insurance companies. At the end of the day, it was him who pulled out into the main road when he shouldn't have done.

 

 

 

 

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