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Old 01-21-2019, 07:52 AM
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Re: the TV appearance

She's now becoming a car crash herself. What a mess.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:54 AM
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She's now becoming a car crash herself. What a mess.


A very very apt description. Has ignored all attempts to be contacted by police and palace, but then goes on National television to talk about her situation.

Has it been said what she does? Because she’s off sick apparently (where her money woes are coming from) yet she can quite easily get the ITV Studios got an interview.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:06 AM
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Re: the TV appearance

She's now becoming a car crash herself. What a mess.
Yes, now the indicator begins to swing from innocent victim - to - exploiting the situation.

Oh, well, perhaps the money she gets out of this will help cushion the fact that she will not earn an income for the next couple of months and is likely to lose her new job as well.
In a couple of weeks she will be forgotten.
So will this accident, Britain has much bigger things to worry about.

BTW how does the system work in Britain, if you are on sick leave very shortly after getting a new job, do you get compensation?
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:08 AM
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Miss. Fairweather need to get her butt off of tv and get home so she can take the calls from the police. Why is that the media can get in contact with her, but Sandringham and the police can’t?
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:14 AM
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One mistake this woman may have made is disregarding the advice to not talk to anyone about the accident. Especially before she's given a statement as a witness to the police.

I get that this woman is emotionally upset right now and hurting from her injuries but its possible that all the talking that she's done is going to work against her in the long run. I hope she has her story straight when she gives her statement and supports anything she may have said on TV and to the media. If not, there's plenty out there now that could prove contradictory to her statement. One contradiction anywhere could render her statement as unreliable.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:20 AM
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So can't talk to the police but she can talk to the press? I do think Prince Philip's actions after the accident were a bit tone deaf but this woman is also clearly cashing in because she hurt and likely an opportunist. Either way it is a mess from all sides.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:22 AM
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I think the passenger will be fairly safe in getting a compensation. The question is just what insurance company is going to pay.
As a passenger she obviously made no difference in this accident.

The driver of the other car is clearly playing safe and keeping her mouth shut.
Perhaps she is more experienced in this?
She is more rational in the situation?
She has more support to help and keep her safe from mistakes at home?
Whatever...
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:24 AM
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I feel badly for her, even if her choices of the last few days have not been the best. The British press is very good at luring unsuspecting people in so that they can be built up and then torn back down. She seems to be following that arc now. I don't think the next few days are going to be very pleasant for her, especially if some reporter digs up some irrelevant foible from her personal life.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:26 AM
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Yes, now the indicator begins to swing from innocent victim - to - exploiting the situation.

Oh, well, perhaps the money she gets out of this will help cushion the fact that she will not earn an income for the next couple of months and is likely to lose her new job as well.
In a couple of weeks she will be forgotten.
So will this accident, Britain has much bigger things to worry about.

BTW how does the system work in Britain, if you are on sick leave very shortly after getting a new job, do you get compensation?
I still think she's an innocent victim & she's clearly confused about all sorts of legal aspects eg she says she's heard that the royals don't have insurance so she's worried that she's been injured by an uninsured party. She's annoyed that the DoE was "whisked away" quickly while she had to wait 2 hours for adequate pain relief. She's worried about whether she'll need surgery on her arm. As I said before, she's vulnerable & making poor decisions.

Whether she's exploiting the situation, I don't know. Maybe she likes the attention & limelight. Maybe she's hoping for financial compensation (I'm fairly sure she's entitled to it). If she lives on a tight budget, she might be very worried about her immediate needs, which is adding to her stress.

I don't know what sort of sick pay she'd be getting in a new job & she might not know either. She comes across to me as somebody who's floundering in her anger & worry, while revelling in the media attention. Like a say, a car crash & the whole situation is a mess.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:27 AM
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It is a big mess. I too understand this is a stressful and painful time, but, she need to be home so the police can take her statement tomorrow. Yes, she better make sure her side of the story matches what she said on tv and papers. I assume they’ll be talking Prince Philip’s statement too or already done so.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:29 AM
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I assume they’ll be talking Prince Philip’s statement too or already done so.
Since he wasn't injured enough to require immediate medical attention, I'd assume they took it at the scene.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:30 AM
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Why is that the media can get in contact with her, but Sandringham and the police can’t?
Because the media pay for interviews. Funny what a little money can do.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:31 AM
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I feel badly for her, even if her choices of the last few days have not been the best. The British press is very good at luring unsuspecting people in so that they can be built up and then torn back down. She seems to be following that arc now. I don't think the next few days are going to be very pleasant for her, especially if some reporter digs up some irrelevant foible from her personal life.
The narrative will definitely shift soon and it will be all about discrediting her. I felt somewhat bad for her until her little media circus begin. Now whatever happens to her will be her own fault.

This also just goes to show how hard it is to control people. A nice reminder that even the most senior of royals can't shut anyone up like that despite the claims.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:35 AM
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Since he wasn't injured enough to require immediate medical attention, I'd assume they took it at the scene.
Well, how much can he tell them when he just emerged from the crash “shaken and shocked?” I would think it’s best to take a statement once one have the time to properly reflect about what happened?

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Because the media pay for interviews. Funny what a little money can do.
Well, not all media issue payment for interviews. Although, that can be the case too. I think this lady isn’t well advised about what she she should be doing. She better be careful when it comes to legal matters from this crash. The legal system will chew you up and spit you out faster than can you say, “1, 2, 3.”
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:36 AM
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Nowhere is there mention of the driver of the car. No TV, no media, nothing. That's the way it all should have remained. The woman driving was the mother of the child that could have been hurt seriously, did hurt her knee in the crash but has remained silent since. Nothing publicly said from Philip either outside of what witnesses heard at the crash site.

It'll be interesting once the investigation closes and the details made public. I'll leave the blame game and the responsibility charging to those that handle these kind of things.

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Well, how much can he tell them when he just emerged from the crash “shaken and shocked?” I would think it’s best to take a statement once one have the time to properly reflect about what happened?
We do know that the police were able to get in touch with Philip when he was photographed driving after the crash without a seat belt and given a warning. That tells me he's available to talk to whomever from law enforcement that needs to talk to him. He didn't fill the moat with flesh eating cassowaries and lower the portcullis and heave up the drawbridge. I'm inclined to believe that he's already sat down with LEOs and gave his statement.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:38 AM
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Well, how much can he tell them when he just emerged from the crash “shaken and shocked?” I would think it’s best to take a statement once one have the time to properly reflect about what happened?
I could be wrong, but I don't think this type of minor incident normally warrants multiple days of investigation, except when someone is unavailable due to having been injured. This isn't the crime of the century with forensic investigators piecing together the debris.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:00 AM
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The passenger said in her interview they saw the Land Rover coming out of the junction some 150 yards away. Shouldn’t they be braking when they saw it pulling out? How can the Kia over turn a heavy armoured Land Rover? This woman better make sure she’s not saying anything inconsistent on her different media interviews or she might ruin her friend’s insurance claims.

Not sure how it is the the UK? Shouldn’t both parties be advised not to communicate privately and insurance companies are the ones who does all the sorting?
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:50 AM
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Agree, it is absurd for the queen and Philip not to wear seatbelts. It's a safety measure not a nice add on that normal people have to do because the lawmakers liked to make their lives more difficult. The law should apply to all.

But... normally airbags only work if a seat belt is worn, so how can Philip's car have employed the airbag if he wasn't wearing a seat belt?
This depends on the vehicle make, as well as source of impact. In many head on collisions, the driver side airbag will deploy no matter what, as it's assumed someone is driving the vehicle. And many newer vehicles (within the last decade), the airbags rely on weight sensors in seats. So even without a seat belt locked, it is entirely possible for an airbag to deploy.

I'd have to do some research on the Land Rover brand to discover which techniques they implement.

I do believe the media in GB is making this worse at this point. Aside from being pictured driving sans seat belt, they're not doing anything I wouldn't expect following an auto collision.

The first rule in auto collisions has always been, don't admit fault, let insurance figure it out. An apology on the scene would be an admission of guilt. But furthermore, I've been in an accident similar to these two ladies, I would never expect the driver of the other vehicle, famous or not, to call me personally to apologize. It's an unrealistic expectation in my opinion. And the article I read the woman kept hoping for them to call or send her flowers...it seems like a ploy to stretch things out and garner some "fame"...
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:23 AM
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I do feel sorry for Ms. Fairweather. It seems she has had a rough time of it before the crash happened. However, the impression I got from her interview was that:

1) her lawyer is probably mad at her for talking, especially if her statements about how fast the driver was going and the weather conditions can be contradicted by evidence
2) her lawyer told her that she doesn't have a strong enough case, which is why she accepted payment for the interview.
Do normal people (like you and me) have lawyers?

Or did she seek legal counsel after the accident? And if so, why? Wouldn't insurance companies normally arrange all of this, so no lawyer involved/needed?
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