After Crash, 97-Year-Old Prince Has New SUV Delivered

Philip goes to hospital for precautionary check-up
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2019 1:45 PM CST
After Crash, Prince Philip, 97, Gets Ready to Drive Again
A 2016 photo of Britain's Prince Philip.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

It may have surprised people to learn that Prince Philip himself was behind the wheel when his vehicle crashed into another in England, given that a) he's a prince and b) he's 97. But Philip appears ready to get behind the wheel as quickly as possible. Both TMZ and the Telegraph report that a black Land Rover similar to the one he flipped Thursday was delivered to the royal estate in Norfolk. Philip went to the hospital on Friday for a precautionary check-up and emerged with no reports of serious injuries, reports the Guardian. His Land Rover collided with a Kia carrying two women and a 9-month old baby, and none of those three were seriously injured, either. Police continue to investigate.

"We are aware of the public interest in this case," says a police spokesman, but "as with any other investigation, it would be inappropriate to speculate on the causes of the collision until an investigation is carried out." Witness Roy Warne tells the BBC that he helped free the baby from the wreck, then the prince. "I saw a car, a black Rover, come out from a side road and it rolled and ended up on the other side of the road," he says. "I saw it careering, tumbling across the road and ending up on the other side." Both drivers were given breath tests for alcohol and passed. (More Prince Philip stories.)

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