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Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has emerged unhurt after a traffic accident in which the 97-year-old’s Land Rover flipped onto its side.The accident occurred about 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) on a public road near the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk, police said. Pictures from the scene showed Philip’s vehicle laying on its side with debris scattered around it.
Another image showed the vehicle had suffered major damage to the front left-side door — the opposite to where a driver sits in the UK — and much of the side.The other driver involved in the collision “suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment,” police said in a statement.Both drivers were given breath tests “per department policy,” which they both passed.Following the collision, Philip saw a doctor at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, where he and the monarch are staying.
However questions were raised over whether the Prince — five months from his 98th birthday — should still be driving.The United Kingdom requires drivers older than 70 to renew their license every three years.
“Many commentators use high-profile car crashes involving elderly drivers as a reason to call for bans or restrictions on older drivers,” Edmund King, president of the UK’s Automobile Association, told the Telegraph.
Philip retired from public life in 2017 after 65 years of service, during which he conducted more than 22,000 solo engagements and delivered nearly 5,500 speeches.
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