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Prince Philip involved in car accident near Sandringham Estate

By Marni Dixit January 18, 2019
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One of the cars ended up on its side. 

Prince Philip has avoided injury after the car he was driving overturned in an accident near Sandringham Estate, the private residence in Norfolk, rural England.

The 97-year-old's car collided with another on Thursday afternoon with photos showing a Land Rover on its side. Another car is seen on the side of the road.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the incident in a statement, saying:

“The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle this afternoon.

“The Duke was not injured. The accident took place close to the Sandringham Estate. Local police attended the scene.’’

News.Com.Au reports the Queen wasn't with him at the time of the accident.

BBC Royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell reports eyewitnesses saw the Prince was "conscious" but very "shocked and shaken". 

Norfolk Police added two people in the other vehicle were treated for minor injuries. 

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