Prince Philip involved in road accident as Land Rover overturns

The wreckage of Prince Philip's car .

Prince Philip screamed "My legs!" as he was pulled from the wreckage of his Land Rover which crashed into another car close to the Queen's Sandringham Estate on Thursday, it has been reported.

The 97-year-old miraculously walked away unharmed after his car overturned following a collision with another vehicle on the A149 at Babingley, Norfolk.

Prince Philip was trapped inside and reportedly told rescuers: “My legs! Where should I put my legs?”

Both he and the driver of the other vehicle, a Kia, had their breath tested and provided a negative reading, Norfolk Police said.

Eyewitnesses described the 97-year-old as shocked and shaken after the crash and they told the BBC that they helped the duke out of the vehicle.

The Mirror understands the Queen’s husband of more than 70 years was “pulling out of a driveway onto the A149 when the accident happened”.

The Queen is now at Prince Philip's side.

There was another person in the vehicle, thought to be a close protection officer, who was also unharmed.

Two people in the other car were treated for minor injuries, Norfolk Police said.

Dramatic pictures show the vehicle on its side after the nasty collision with another car just after 3pm today.

A man who witnessed the immediate aftermath of the smash said: "It looked really nasty. The whole front of it was smashed up and there were people there being questioned by police."

A witness who drove past the scene at around 3.40pm told the BBC: "Obviously it (the vehicle) looked quite smashed in. I'm quite amazed he (the duke) is okay actually."

Local police attended the scene. The duke was taken from the scene back to Sandringham where he was seen by a doctor who deemed him fit and in good health.

The Queen is now by his side.

The scene of the crash near the Queen's Sandringham Estate.

 


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