webselectnews

Document Viewer
Crash victim says Prince Philip is right to give up driving
Feb 10

LONDON (AP) _ A woman who was injured in a car accident involving Prince Philip says the roads will be safer now that the 97-year-old royal has given up his driver's license.

Buckingham Palace says Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has voluntarily surrendered his license ``after careful consideration.''

Emma Fairweather, who suffered a broken wrist in the Jan. 17 accident, told the Sunday Mirror newspaper that ``it's the right thing to do. Undoubtedly the roads will be safer now.''

Philip was behind the wheel of a Land Rover near the royal family's Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car. Fairweather and the woman driving the car were injured but a 9-month-old baby was not.

Prosecutors say they will consider Philip's decision as they decide whether to charge him in the crash.


By The Associated Press, Copyright 2019