Woman who broke her wrist in car crash with Prince Philip says 'roads will be safer' after he 'voluntarily' gave up his driver's license
Emma Fairweather alleges that she has been crying all week after going through surgery to have a metal plate in her arm.
The woman who broke her wrist in a horrific car crash with 97-year-old Prince Philip is very happy about the news that he has chosen to 'voluntarily' give up his driver's license.
The woman believes that the "roads will be safer" after the Duke of Edinburgh made this decision. 46-year-old Emma Fairweather was a passenger traveling in the Kia which was involved in the accident with Prince Philip's Land Rover last month and broke her wrist as a result of the crash.
She commented that the Duke's decision to give up his license is "sensible and the right thing to do," before adding that "it was a shame he didn't make the decision sooner." Whether there will a case brought against the Duke of Edinburgh, in this case, is still being decided by the prosecutors. A CPS spokesperson shared, "We review each file carefully before a decision is made and will take this development into account."
Just weeks after Prince Philip crashed his Land Rover, he voluntarily gave up his license. The Buckingham Palace confirmed that he had given up his license on Saturday. A statement from Buckingham Palace said, "After careful consideration, the Duke of Edinburgh has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license." Post the horrific crash, Prince Philip apologized for his role in the accident.
As reported by the Sunday Mirror, Emma shared, "He's making the most sensible decision he can. It's a shame he didn't make it a bit sooner but it's the right thing to do. Undoubtedly the roads will be safer now. It won't have been easy for him to make as it is a loss of independence. But he can work around it."
She further added how she had done nothing but "cry" the entire week after she had to have a surgery to screw a metal plate into her arm.
A car passenger injured in a crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh says he's sent her a letter.— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) January 27, 2019
Emma Fairweather had previously complained Prince Philip hadn't spoken to her after the collision near Sandringham ten days ago #HeartNews (📸: PA) pic.twitter.com/oAE0AvSdYE
A witness on the scene, Roy Warne shared, "He's surrendering his license but maybe the accident wasn't his fault. We simply don't know. He's done what he felt was best and maybe he had been under pressure so I can't be surprised either way. But younger drivers are much more dangerous than older drivers."
A policeman from Norfolk added, "We can confirm that the 97-year-old driver of the Land Rover involved in the collision at Sandringham on Thursday 17 January 2019 has today voluntarily surrendered his license to officers. We will follow the standard procedure and return the license to the DVLA." The investigation file has been passed over to the Crown Prosecution Service.