Duke of Edinburgh ‘exchanged well-wishes’ with women injured in car accident

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh

The duke emerged unharmed but two people in another auto were injured in the crash that occurred Thursday when the duke was driving near the Sandringham Estate, according to police and Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen's husband was uninjured in the crash, which saw his vehicle flipped over onto the driver's side.

Witnesses told the BBC Philip appeared "very shocked" and shaken after the collision, which caused the Land Rover he was driving to overturn.

Warne said he helped free a baby from the second auto, a Kia, before helping the prince out of his vehicle, which was lying on its side.

The duke has also made contact with the driver and passenger of the other vehicle, who were injured, and sent his "best wishes".

The Queen and Prince Philip have been staying at their Sandringham home in Norfolk (about 112 miles north of London) since Christmas. The 9-month-old baby was uninjured in the incident, local police in Norfolk said Friday.

While two people in the other vehicle sustained minor injuries, Philip escaped unscathed, Norfolk Police confirmed.

An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain's tabloids.

Medical workers at the hospital confirmed the Duke, 97, had no injuries of concern, a Palace statement said.

It said: "It is force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions".

Prince Philip was involved in a auto crash on Thursday, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

The Kia was carrying a female driver and a female passenger.

It also emerged that in the aftermath of the accident, Philip was able to walk over and ask the occupants of the other auto: 'Is everyone else alright?'

Norfolk Police today revealed the two women in the Kia had been taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the baby was unharmed.

There is no legal age in Britain to stop driving, but after 70 people must renew their licence every three years.

A report by the council's executive director of Community and Environmental Services, Tom McCabe, recommended a safety camera scheme is implemented and agreed in principle to lowering the speed limit.

The monarch and her longtime love have been at Sandringham since starting their annual holiday in December.

Mr King said: "Young, predominantly male, drivers are much more likely to crash within six months of passing their test than older drivers within six months of hanging up their keys".

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