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Prince Philip crash victim who criticised royal after collision is banned from driving | UK News



A woman who criticised the Duke of Edinburgh after their cars collided near Sandringham has been banned from driving for six months over four unrelated motoring offences.

Emma Fairweather, was a passenger in a Kia which was involved in a crash with Prince Philip’s Land Rover on 17 January. His vehicle flipped over and he was rescued by a passing motorist.

Fairweather was left with a broken wrist and called for the 97-year-old to be prosecuted if he was found to be at fault – and said she was upset no one from the royal family had contacted her to offer an apology – something he later did.

The Duke of Edinburgh has apologised for the crash
The Duke of Edinburgh apologised for the crash afterwards

The 46-year-old also described Philip as “highly insensitive and inconsiderate” after he was seen driving without a seatbelt 48 hours after the smash.

He claimed he was dazzled by low sun as he pulled out onto a busy road in Norfolk.

A baby in the Kia was unhurt, but both Fairweather and the driver received hospital treatment.

A picture from the scene of the crash shows a vehicle on its side. Pic: KLFM
A picture from the scene of Prince Philip’s crash shows a vehicle on its side. Pic: KLFM

Philip later surrendered his driving licence and was told by the Crown Prosecution Service that he would face no further action.

On Tuesday, Fairweather was sentenced in her absence at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court, for two counts of speeding, unrelated to the Sandringham crash.

According to court papers, a vehicle was caught travelling more than the 30mph limit in Taverham, Norfolk, on two occasions last summer.

Prince Philip car crash
The Sandringham crash happened in January this year

It was clocked travelling at 38mph in July and then 39mph in August last year.

She entered four guilty pleas in writing, including two of failing to identify the driver of a Volkswagen Golf, which is alleged to have happened on 21 August and 3 October 2018.

Fairweather, of Heacham, was fined a total of £450 for the four offences, banned from driving for six months and ordered to pay £115 in costs.

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