98 yr old duke crashes range rover

98 yr old duke crashes range rover

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Chrisgr31

11,334 posts

205 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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The Sandringham estate is of significant size and crosses a number of public roads therefore he would use public roads to get around

gazza285

5,601 posts

158 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Fort Jefferson said:
I couldn't care less about his driving.

I'm concerned that he's driving around on public roads without any security, and every would be terrorist knows it.
He’s not going to be much leverage for a terrorist, he’s only got one more thing left to do anyway...

V8 Fettler

7,019 posts

82 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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gazza285 said:
Fort Jefferson said:
I couldn't care less about his driving.

I'm concerned that he's driving around on public roads without any security, and every would be terrorist knows it.
He’s not going to be much leverage for a terrorist, he’s only got one more thing left to do anyway...
I don't think that Phil the Greek would be a very co-operative hostage, your average terrorist would probably be pleased to release him after a few hours.

Mr2Mike

20,143 posts

205 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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yonex said:
Do you have kids? If a random decrepit old man drove into them and broke their wrist, you’d be ok with that? Or just ok if the decrepit old man was Phil the Greek?
I had you down as many unpleasant things, but a think-of-the-children-ist is a new one for the list.

V8 Fettler

7,019 posts

82 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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heebeegeetee said:
To be fair driving whilst blinded by the sun has long been accepted as a justifiable reason to kill, never mind have a bump at a junction.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/driver-22-bl...
https://road.cc/content/news/142213-driver-blinded...
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/driver-char...

On the age thing, a mate of mine who's 72 has bought a single seater to compete in speed events.

There has been TV programmes about drivers over 100 yrs old, so I'm surprised at the degree of reaction to Phil's age.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/meet-100-year-...
https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week37/100-year...
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/106-year-old-dr...
This can be added to the list https://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/transport/... Driver pulls out from minor road, kills motorcyclist on major road, driver claims blinded by the sun, found not guilty by a jury.

In the collision involving Philip Mountbatten, it currently appears that the sun was virtually in the opposite direction to the approaching Kia.

jamei303

2,192 posts

106 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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V8 Fettler said:
This can be added to the list https://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/transport/... Driver pulls out from minor road, kills motorcyclist on major road, driver claims blinded by the sun, found not guilty by a jury.

In the collision involving Philip Mountbatten, it currently appears that the sun was virtually in the opposite direction to the approaching Kia.
Perhaps he was lawyered up in advance to plead the sun.

.:ian:.

1,549 posts

153 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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V8 Fettler said:
I don't think that Phil the Greek would be a very co-operative hostage, your average terrorist would probably be pleased to release him after a few hours.
Phil: Are you sure one can go? Ones not got much on this month, one could hang around a bit longer? Shall one put the kettle on, crack open those hob nobs?


Some Guy

768 posts

41 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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The Dangerous Elk

4,642 posts

27 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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V8 Fettler said:
This can be added to the list https://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/transport/... Driver pulls out from minor road, kills motorcyclist on major road, driver claims blinded by the sun, found not guilty by a jury.

In the collision involving Philip Mountbatten, it currently appears that the sun was virtually in the opposite direction to the approaching Kia.
Why would a reflection not be possible ?

yonex

16,316 posts

118 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Mr2Mike said:
I had you down as many unpleasant things, but a think-of-the-children-ist is a new one for the list.
I’m flattered a random individual who I’ll never meet is paying so much attention.

g3org3y

14,510 posts

141 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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yonex said:
Dr Jekyll said:
What more serious charge could possibly be relevant?
Being Greek?



andy118run

Original Poster:

736 posts

156 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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Shakermaker said:
Europa1 said:
Pedantry alert: unless they're experts in being witnesses to car accidents, the royal protection officers would just give witness statements.
If we are truly pedants, why are we not demanding the thread title is corrected to reflect that he is 97 and it was a Freelander?
Hah! I edited the OP to correct the age but I assume only a forum mod can fix the title. I think when I posted I was distracted by Nicholas Witchell saying the duke is '5 months short of his 98th birthday'.
No excuse for 'range rover' - I think I just didn't scrutinise that pic very closely and went with what the media were reporting.

Interesting discussion though. Must admit if I was in the position of the injured parties, I would have no problem telling my side for some financial reward. I sure as hell would not be expecting well wishes from the queen etc. and appearing on 'ITV This Morning'. When somebody crashed into me back in June they actually text me the next day to see if we (had kids with me) were okay and I text back to say thanks, we are fine. That was it.

Red 4

7,339 posts

137 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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jamei303 said:
Perhaps he was lawyered up in advance to plead the sun.
Maybe it was the moon.

It does get one confused ... Yes, that's it. The big glarey moon.

Edited by Red 4 on Monday 21st January 18:16

fblm

17,204 posts

213 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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yonex said:
I’m flattered a random individual who I’ll never meet is paying so much attention.
Perhaps people see you posting the same thing 20+ times and assume it's a cry for attention?

ape x

958 posts

27 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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fblm said:
Perhaps people see you posting the same thing 20+ times and assume it's a cry for attention?
Ironic 15,500 posts............

V8 Fettler

7,019 posts

82 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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The Dangerous Elk said:
V8 Fettler said:
This can be added to the list https://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/transport/... Driver pulls out from minor road, kills motorcyclist on major road, driver claims blinded by the sun, found not guilty by a jury.

In the collision involving Philip Mountbatten, it currently appears that the sun was virtually in the opposite direction to the approaching Kia.
Why would a reflection not be possible ?
Yes! It was probably the big mirror on the grassy knoll.

fblm

17,204 posts

213 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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ape x said:
Ironic 15,500 posts............
I'm not complaining when you pay me attention though am I?

NormarkSuperswede

168 posts

13 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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The media might want to think about where he was going ? :-) Phil tends to sneak around a bit looking for Pussy

DickyC

35,848 posts

148 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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NormarkSuperswede said:
The media might want to think about where he was going ? :-) Phil tends to sneak around a bit looking for Pussy
The Sandringham cat has run away again? No wonder the Prince was preoccupied.

valiant

4,311 posts

110 months

Monday 21st January 2019
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NormarkSuperswede said:
The media might want to think about where he was going ? :-) Phil tends to sneak around a bit looking for Pussy
At 97?

He’ll be lucky if he can raise a smile at his age.