Princess Diana dies in a car accident
Doctor describes her last moments
A French doctor tried to save the life of Princess Diana (1961-1997) after her fatal car accident in Paris. He says he will forever remember her last moments and “feel responsible” for them.
On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident.
Frederic Mailliez found Princess Diana († 36) unconscious and short of breath in a Mercedes in the Alma tunnel on August 31, 1997. Shortly before the 25th anniversary of the death of Prince William and Prince Harry’s dead mother, the French doctor says that he is still scarred by what happened that night.
“I know my name will always be associated with that tragic night,” Mailliez told the AP. The Doctor was on his way home from a party when he stumbled upon the car accident involving the British Royal Family member. “I feel a bit responsible for her last moments,” adds the doctor.
Doctor did not recognize Princess Diana
Mailliez drove into the tunnel when he saw a smoking Mercedes almost split in two, but is said not to have recognized the icon. The man ran to his car to call emergency services and get a resuscitation bag.
“I know it’s surprising, but I didn’t recognize Princess Diana. I was in the back seat of the car, helping her. I realized she was very beautiful, but my attention was so focused on what I had to do to save her life that I didn’t have time to think about who this woman was,” he recalled.
The doctor later learned, along with the rest of the world, that the woman he was trying to save was the Princess of Wales. Diana was taken from the scene of the accident to a Paris hospital, where she died a few hours later. (bang/fmü)