In the last six years, five more deadly accident has taken place on the road where the Duke of Edinburgh faced collision during driving nearby Sandringham Estate. Norfolk County Council has planned to talk about the safety of the section of the B1439 less than 24 hours after the overturning of the Land Rover of Prince Philip.
The meeting had been arranged already at 10 am for discussing the review of the current speed limit after 40 accidents including five lethal happened on that expansion of road between 2012 May and 2018 May.
Prince Philip was drunk along with the driver of a Kia which have also a significant part in the collision. The police policy came to know in details after the crash at 3 pm. Both drinking test was negative according to the Norfolk police. Buckingham Palace ensured Prince Philip was at the driving seat but he was not injured.
Although the doctor checked the duke, he did not go to a hospital and has since come back to Sandringham. 75 years old Roy Warne, spotted the crash and said Philip was yelling in pain of injury as his leg was badly affected in the collision. He told The Sun the Land Rover “came across the A149 like a somersault. It was turning on its side over and over. ” Mr Warne added: “ It was frightening to see a powerful car rolling like that. I rushed to the other car first – there was smoke coming out as if it may explode. There was a baby in the back seat screaming”. The advocate told he later heard the Duke told police officers he had been “sparked by the sun”.
Mr Warne, who assisted Philip to came out of his overturned Land Rover, told: “ I looked down and had the Prince’s blood on my hands. All I could think is, thank goodness there wasn’t more.”
In a statement, Norfolk Police said: “The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment ”.