Prince Philip will not be prosecuted over car crash that left woman with broken wrist
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Prince Philip will not be prosecuted over car crash that left woman with broken wrist

PRINCE PHILIP will not face any criminal prosecution for his role in the road collision that left one woman with a broken wrist.

The 97-year-old voluntarily surrendered his driving licence to police earlier this week, just a few weeks after the crash in Norfolk on January 17th.

The incident occurred when the Land Rover Freelander Prince Philip was driving collided with another vehicle after bright sunlight made it difficult for the elderly Royal to see the other car.

The opposing vehicle also contained a nine-month-old baby boy.

CPS officials have now confirmed no further action will be taken.

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Philip had to be rescued by a passing motorist after his car flipped over in the crash.

Emma Fairweather, a passenger in the other vehicle involved in the collision, suffered a broken wrist.

The 97-year-old later wrote to Fairweather to apologise.

"I would like you to know how very sorry I am for my part in the accident at the Babingley cross-roads,” he wrote.

"I have been across that crossing any number of times and I know very well the amount of traffic that uses that main road.

"It was a bright sunny day and about three in the afternoon, the sun was low over the Wash. In other words, the sun was shining low over the main road.

"In normal conditions I would have no difficulty in seeing traffic coming from the Dersingham direction, but I can only imagine that I failed to see the car coming, and I am very contrite about the consequences."

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Philip also apologised for the injury Fairweather suffered in the collision and wished her a speedy recovery.

"I was somewhat shaken after the accident, but I was greatly relieved that none of you were seriously injured.

“As a crowd was beginning to gather, I was advised to return to Sandringham House by a local Police Officer,” he wrote.

“I have since learned that you suffered a broken arm. I am deeply sorry about this injury.

"I wish you a speedy recovery from a very distressing experience."