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Old 01-18-2019, 04:20 PM
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The Duke of Edinburgh In Car Accident at Sandringham: January 17, 2019

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I'm sure it must be one they already own and just had it relocated to Sandringham. The one he drove has special armor if the articles are to be believed. Even Range Rover couldn't put that together so quickly and if the palace was going to buy a new car, they would have taken time to decide on other amenities or upgrades they would one.


And as said the model that was involved yesterday is not made any more. Even Jaguar Land Rover can’t remake an old model in 24 hours.


It is being reported that The Duke of Edinburgh has reached out privately to those involved in the accident.
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Old 01-18-2019, 04:54 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.
Why would this need to go to court. Can't it just be arranged by the insurance companies of those involved? What's common practice in the UK?
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:08 PM
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Why would this need to go to court. Can't it just be arranged by the insurance companies of those involved? What's common practice in the UK?


All depends on the injured party and who the fault lies with and ultimately who the insurers would find fault with. A lot of accidents can appear to be just one sided, and then insurers get involved and it’s actually 50/50.

I personally don’t think any lawyers are going to come out for this, IF Philip was at fault, insurers would take care of anything needed/necessary for the injured party.

I don’t see this becoming a criminal issue.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:12 PM
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The Queen seen drove in Sandringham yesterday little more than a mile from the scene of Prince Philip accident.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-seatbelt.html

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The Duke of Edinburgh has been spotted driving into the Sandringham Estate, 48 hours after his crash. He was travelling alone in his replacement Land Rover and seen wearing tinted glasses.

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Old 01-18-2019, 06:03 PM
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I am just amazed that a Kia could t-bone an armoured Freelander so hard it spun and rolled over twice. It sounds crazy.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:09 PM
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Oh Wyevale thats funny. Bet he has plenty of words to say now. But as a gentleman he would never swear in front of the Queen.
I am not so sure.

Many years ago a man was heard to swear in front of the Queen and then apologised profusely to which she replied 'I am the wife of a sailor, the mother of a sailor and the daughter of a sailor. I have heard it all before.'
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:24 PM
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I'm pretty sure he doesn't pull any punches when he's around his family....I'd think she's heard it all.


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Old 01-18-2019, 07:21 PM
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In one book I've read it states that Philip is the only man on the planet that can tell the Queen to "shut up".

When an accident like this happens and emergency crews rush to the scene, these are professional people and they're trained to take care of and provide assistance for *all* victims and can quickly access who needs assistance first. This would have been the more severely injured in the accident (including the baby) while others attended to Philip and checking his vitals. The fact that he's a prince of the UK doesn't enter into the picture. I don't know how it works in the UK but one rule here is that if one person in a car was a fatality, *all* passengers of that car are treated on scene at the fatality level and rushed to the hospital.

In another thread we were talking about a test and it mentioned Philip's cars. He's got quite a garage full of vehicles that he can use at Sandringham even but I imagine the Freelander was a specific made to order "armored" car for his protection and with one down, one similar to that from a different estate was driven to Sandringham overnight for him.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:29 PM
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I am just amazed that a Kia could t-bone an armoured Freelander so hard it spun and rolled over twice. It sounds crazy.
I am here smacking my head with the same thoughts. A Kia is certainly not a huge car. What in the world is the speed limits in that intersection? Were there actual any witnesses that are willing to come forward to police? How about CCTV cameras? Sincerely hope Prince Philip is ok and this situation doesn't raddle him and affect his system. I really adore the old guy and love his straight way of talking and sense of humor. One would always know exactly where they stand with him and that I have always appreciated in life.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:35 PM
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I've wondered the same thing about the speed limit. Especially after reading in "Our Queen" about how Philip has posted the speed limit for the Sandringham estate at 38 kph (23.6121 MPH. Yes, I had to look it up). Then again, that might not apply to any public road that runs through the estate.

That Kia had to be clipping along the road at a pretty good pace to impact that Freelander so hard.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:57 PM
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I am here smacking my head with the same thoughts. A Kia is certainly not a huge car. What in the world is the speed limits in that intersection? Were there actual any witnesses that are willing to come forward to police? How about CCTV cameras? Sincerely hope Prince Philip is ok and this situation doesn't raddle him and affect his system. I really adore the old guy and love his straight way of talking and sense of humor. One would always know exactly where they stand with him and that I have always appreciated in life.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-46912556

"Prince Philip, 97, escaped unhurt after his Land Rover overturned near the Queen's Sandringham estate on Thursday.
It happened a day before Norfolk councillors agreed to cut the speed limit on the A149, where there have been five deaths in six years.
Councillor Colleen Walker said the duke's involvement had brought the issue "right to the forefront".
The Labour councillor told the county's transport committee drivers often raced along the road, with its "blind corners and little bends".
She and her fellow members approved proposals to drop the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph and install average speed cameras along the A149."
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:09 PM
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That explains it. 60 mph is fast enough that it would impact the Freelander the way it did. Where I am, there's so many roads that have blind spots and twists and turns that even with lower speeds posted, there still are quite a few accidents occurring because someone is going too fast on the road regardless of if the speed limit is observed or not. Trick is to slow down and be extra cautious in rainy weather or when there is sun glare. Perhaps someone will think to send Philip some of those HD sunglasses that help with sun glare.

At least some good did come out of this accident (besides no one being seriously injured) and the speed limit voted to be reduced in the area.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:11 AM
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been spotted driving into the Sandringham Estate, 48 hours after his crash. He was travelling alone in his replacement Land Rover and seen wearing tinted glasses.

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Old 01-19-2019, 10:19 AM
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:18 AM
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By the diagram of Daily mail, I see this was a T junction, don't you have priority from the right? For what I understand the other car had right of way not Prince Phillip.
Now it is really not smart to go back on the wheel bu also I understand he might be very difficult to convince .
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A communor would have his Drive licence confiscate for ever..
By the way the British Royals do they have a drive licence like each UK Citizen?.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:10 PM
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Saying Philip is stubborn or hard headed isn't good enough IMO.

No one wants accidents to happen but the fact is despite how the palace tried to down play it this was a major accident and people were hurt. A 10 month old baby was in the other car. This accident was at the brink of becoming a tragedy to all those involved.

Everyone was lucky that the injuries weren't worse but this is the massive wake up call they needed to change something but instead it looks like BP is doubling down and backing Phillip's driving.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:36 PM
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Saying Philip is stubborn or hard headed isn't good enough IMO.

No one wants accidents to happen but the fact is despite how the palace tried to down play it this was a major accident and people were hurt. A 10 month old baby was in the other car. This accident was at the brink of becoming a tragedy to all those involved.

Everyone was lucky that the injuries weren't worse but this is the massive wake up call they needed to change something but instead it looks like BP is doubling down and backing Phillip's driving.

My car was once hit by a car that blew through a stop sign at a minimum 45mph--because the sun was in his eyes. That driver was 17 or 18 years old. I had my 14 month old daughter in the car. My seat belt and her car seat saved us from any serious injuries. Should that young man have lost his license because he failed to see the stop sign and a baby was in the car he hit?

My brother's best friend's mother was killed in a car accident because of sun glare-none of the three drivers involved was elderly.

That same accident may have happened with sun glare even if the driver were 27 rather than 97, especially since it is a known dangerous section of road with many serious accidents.

They did change something-they voted to reduce the speed limit that they'd been thinking about for while but the high profile of Prince Philip made it finally happen.
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:37 PM
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Glad to see he is well and already active, but it's about time he stops driving. If he doesn't think about his own safety, his family should think about the safety of others in the streets. 97 is not an age when a man can be left alone driving, reflexes aren't quite the same. I mean, it's like he can't afford a driver that can be at his disposal 24/7.
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The Duke of Edinburgh has been spotted driving into the Sandringham Estate, 48 hours after his crash. He was travelling alone in his replacement Land Rover and seen wearing tinted glasses.

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Whether it is wise for him to continue driving I leave for those who are in the know but I do notice that some change was made: he was seen wearing tinted glasses. That suggests sun glare was likely part of what went wrong at the time of the accident earlier this week - as has been speculated by many.
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