Video: Duke of Edinburgh breathalysed after car crash - Royal left shocked and shaken
The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a road traffic accident close to the Sandringham Estate but was not injured, Buckingham Palace said.
It's thought his 4x4 was pulling out of a driveway when it was hit by another car. It happened at around 3.30pm near Sandringham estate.
Philip, 97, was driving a Land Rover when the accident involving a Kia happened near the Estate. Two passengers in the other vehicle required hospital treatment.
It's been reported both Prince Philip and the other driver were breathalysed at the scene.
Norfolk police said it was force policy to breath test drivers involved in collisions and both had provided negative readings.
Eyewitnesses said the Land Rover was left "turned over" and left on its side.
One said he was conscious but "very, very shaken". He was said to have been able to walk into another car after the incident.
Two people in the other vehicle were treated for minor injuries in hospital.
Philip and the Queen, who has been informed about the accident, are staying at Sandringham, their residence during their traditional winter break.
Berneen Caney, 25, who witnessed the scene of the accident, said: “It appeared to be quite serious, there was a lot of glass over the road as well as debris, I saw one of the cars was quite badly damaged, as for the Range Rover, its windows were smashed.”
The support worker from King’s Lynn added: “By the time I passed by, the Range Rover had been tipped back up on its wheels.
“I didn’t see that much as I was more concerned the car in front of me was braking to turn off and that there was glass and debris all over the road.
“There was a lot of people there including police, and there was a paramedic there too.”
A palace spokesperson said: "The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle on Thursday afternoon.
"The Duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene."
The Duke of Edinburgh took the step back from engagements in 2017, and underwent a hip replacement in May last year.
Norfolk Police said officers were called to the Sandringham Estate shortly before 3pm “following reports of a collision involving two cars”.
A spokesman added that police and ambulance crews attended and two people in one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries.
Archbishop of York John Sentamu said on Twitter: “Almighty God, the Fountain of all Goodness,We humbly beseech thee to bless Philip Duke of Edinburgh:Endue him with thy Holy Spirit; enrich him with thy Heavenly Grace; prosper him with all happiness; and bring him to thine everlasting kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
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