98 yr old duke crashes range rover

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NDA

15,447 posts

163 months

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

Of a baby.

Chrisgr31

11,044 posts

193 months

Monday 21st January
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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

4,731 posts

146 months

Monday 21st January
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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

6,998 posts

70 months

Monday 21st January
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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

193 months

Monday 21st January
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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.
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V8 Fettler

6,998 posts

70 months

Monday 21st January
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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

1,689 posts

94 months

Monday 21st January
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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:.

1,414 posts

141 months

Monday 21st January
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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

425 posts

29 months

Monday 21st January
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The Dangerous Elk

4,591 posts

15 months

Monday 21st January
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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

13,034 posts

106 months

Monday 21st January
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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

13,065 posts

129 months

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



andy118run

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684 posts

144 months

Monday 21st January
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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

5,535 posts

125 months

Monday 21st January
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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

15,772 posts

201 months

Monday 21st January
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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

838 posts

15 months

Monday 21st January
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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

6,998 posts

70 months

Monday 21st January
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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

15,772 posts

201 months

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

NormarkSuperswede

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1 month

Monday 21st January
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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

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136 months

Monday 21st January
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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.