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Old 01-17-2019, 06:33 PM
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Here’s why we took my mother’s keys away: although we believed her to be a good driver at 85, we refused to take a chance that she would hurt others.

Plus, she would get lost when she was going to places she had been before. And since neither of us had ridden with her in years, we had no idea if she was forgetting other things behind the wheel.

Unlike many seniors, Philip will never be stranded at home, isolated and alone.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:33 PM
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The Duke is a legend but i doubt he's the kind of man who listens very much his entourage and/or family and likes to be told what he has to do.
I guess it's a warning call, but in a classic Philip's way it will propably be "at 97, why bother ? Just' go with it".
For himself maybe, but I really don't think he wants to injure (or kill) anyone else.

It might have been an accident that could have happened to anyone at that particular spot under those circumstances or not. I'm sure the police will be investigating further.

I am one of those people who had to tell my now 91 year old mother she couldn't drive anymore a few years ago. Her driving knee hurts, her reaction time is slow and she gets confused when things are not exactly what she expects. She hadn't driven on the highway or at night in years, but still went to the grocery store or doctor's office by herself. She is still not happy about having to ask people to take her places.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:33 PM
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You're absolutely right. I was in a car accident a few years ago. Even though I lived and didn't have any major injuries, I suffered a burnt injury on my shoulder because of the belt. I also hit with my head and my foreheard was swollen. Because of the adrenaline, I was physically okay except for those injuries, however, a few days later I had lots of sore pains everywhere, my muscles hurt so much. I couldn't even sit on the toilet, and I won't forget how embarrasing that was to me to ask for others to help me undress. I'm pretty sure that he will feel pain in the next couple of days. But I'm glad he survived.
I feel ya and I doubt Philip and the woman and kid involved aren't going to feel something. I was in a major car accident a few months back (crashed into the guardrail on the freeway with a speed of over 115 km an hour) and though I got out unscatched, I still need some fysiotherapy to release tension in my neck because the neck does make quite the impact regardless if it's injured or not.

Glad that no one was injured. You wouldn't want to live with yourself knowing that a car accident you were in severely wounded someone or even killed someone.
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:36 PM
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More details about the crash from Emily Andrews:

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Philip pulled out from a side road onto main road when he drove into the path of a Kia carrying a mum and 10-month-old.

Prince Philip told eyewitnesses at the scene he’d been “dazzled by the sun” which was very low in the sky at the time of the crash (3pm) today. Fortunately he wasn’t hurt, but one lady had a suspected broken arm & the mum and baby boy were very shaken up.
https://mobile.twitter.com/byEmilyAn...36453757468672
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Old 01-17-2019, 06:36 PM
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It's good that there were no fatalities but this is far from over. Two people were injured. The lawyers will be coming out soon and no doubt the royals do not want this playing out in courts of law and public opinion.
The Queen cannot be sued as she has sovereign immunity, but the DoE can.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:01 PM
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Well his guardian angel certainly got a workout today! HRH is very very fortunate not to be dead or seriously injured. I think the next few days will tell the tale, undoubtedly the adrenaline was flowing but once that wears off he'll be feeling some after effects. Hopefully they won't be too serious.

As for his continuing to drive? I think the only person who could persuade him to give it up is the Queen.

Wishing him and the people in the other car a very speedy & thorough recovery!
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:05 PM
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I read somewhere else that the location of the accident is a place where there have been multiple collisions ...perhaps some changes need to be made to that location.


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Old 01-17-2019, 07:16 PM
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I am glad that the Prince does not have injuries, but I even think that for a person of 97 years this is serious. I wish him to recover soon.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:29 PM
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I’m glad and relieved the Duke is unhurt.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:42 PM
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Terrible at 97 ! Younger it would not have been an enormous problem but at his age !
I fear for him !
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:03 PM
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At this point I'm actually more concerned for the 10 month old baby and the two women who suffered injuries. I'm glad Philip isn't seriously injured, as far as we know, but the eyewitness accounts of the accident demonstrate what a bad accident it was, and how lucky all four of the people involved are.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:11 PM
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There is a slight bend in the road from the aerial map on the link provided page 2 I think. At high speed it may cause trouble when a car from a stop position pulls onto the road.
So the first thing the council should do is reduce the speed limit for that bend. And warn drivers of incoming traffic from a side road. Like they do here.

I agree with you all when you say he will feel affects from muscles contracting during impact.
Like I said before he should have a nurse monitoring him for the next couple of days at least.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:16 PM
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Here in Australia your Dr can have your licence cancelled, either permanently or temporarily whether you agree or not. If the same can be done in UK then it is past time it was done.
PPhillip is a grown man and should face this himself, he should not need a Dr or his wife or his children to broach the subject and 'convince' him to be responsible.
I am very disappointed this all been about PPhilip. There were innocent people in that other car, reports say a child as well. PPhillip also had his own passenger/s safety to consider.
Just because he is royal and clearly has the respect of many does not mean he should be given a free pass on this.
Other innocent people could easily have been killed or maimed for life. You also don't just walk away from a car accident without phsycological effects either. How long until the other people can get in a car again without being scared, heart racing etc?
No free pass for him on this from me.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:20 PM
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More on the accident-
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/822221...mpression=true

Just reading about the rescue frightens me. Thank goodness the baby wasn’t hurt. I hope the mother will recover well. Everything could’ve been extremely tragic. Thank God, Mr. Warne, sprung into action right away.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:32 PM
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Here in Australia your Dr can have your licence cancelled, either permanently or temporarily whether you agree or not. If the same can be done in UK then it is past time it was done.
PPhillip is a grown man and should face this himself, he should not need a Dr or his wife or his children to broach the subject and 'convince' him to be responsible.
I am very disappointed this all been about PPhilip. There were innocent people in that other car, reports say a child as well. PPhillip also had his own passenger/s safety to consider.
Just because he is royal and clearly has the respect of many does not mean he should be given a free pass on this.
Other innocent people could easily have been killed or maimed for life. You also don't just walk away from a car accident without phsycological effects either. How long until the other people can get in a car again without being scared, heart racing etc?
No free pass for him on this from me.
This sounds like jumping to conclusions. There is no evidence that Philip's age was the cause of this accident. That may turn out to be the case, but it sounds like that particular stretch of road has already had numerous accidents and that they have been considering actions to reduce accidents there. I doubt that everyone who has had one of those accidents has been elderly.

Being in an accident is scary and difficult but it sounds like everyone came out of it without serious injuries, it could have been so much worse.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:35 PM
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Ellen Whinnett writer for AFP, found on news.com says;
The Queen has the power (as monarch) to revoke his license anytime she wishes.

I think The Duke is perfectly capable of driving on the estate roads. It is just unfortunate he had to enter a busy A road to cross over to the other part of the estate.
I am sure his cognitive scores are quite high.
And I definately would not like to say who is at fault at this point. That's up to the police.
Personally I believe the road conditions are at fault here.
Speed limit too fast. 40 accidents and five fatalities on this A road. So the road needs a slower speed for sure at some sections.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:43 PM
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I wonder if Prince Philip and The Queen will meet up with, Mr. Roy Warne, and have a chance to thank him for helping with the accident?
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:10 PM
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Also, i'm sure you're aware there is a "" button on all posts, that allows you quote more than one post in the same response. This prevents threads from getting clogged.
No I am not aware of any such button and so have no idea how to quote more than one post in the same response.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:17 PM
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No what button?
Perhaps here in the Southern Hemisphere we are Buttonless!
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No I am not aware of any such button and so have no idea how to quote more than one post in the same response.
Press the button to the right of the quote button (the one that is quotation marks) for the first message you are wish to quote-it won’t do anything until you then press the quote button on the second message you wish to quote. Both should pop up in the reply box.
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