A black Land Rover Freelander arrived in Sandringham for the Duke of Edinburgh this morning – an exact replica of the one he was driving in yesterday’s accident
A replacement Land Rover has been delivered to Prince Philip at Sandringham – hours after his previous car was involved in a horror crash.
A black Land Rover Freelander was driven into Sandringham inside a delivery truck this morning.
The Land Rover is an exact replica of the one Prince Philip, 97, was driving in yesterday’s crash, which also involved a Kia.
It is understood to be the prince’s vehicle normally stationed at Balmoral in Scotland.
Armed police were on hand as the replacement vehicle was delivered to Sandringham, where Prince Phillip is now recovering.
The delivery driver backed the Land Rover out of the van, then drove it through the gates of the Sandringham estate.
The Duke was not injured in yesterday’s crash, but doctors are monitoring him.
Meanwhile, the two people in the other car involved in the crash were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries and then discharged.
Prince Philips’ Land Rover was towed away after yesterday’s crash which saw the car overturn and the windscreen smash.
Norfolk Police said they were called to the A149 shortly before 3pm after two cars, a Landrover and a Kia, were involved in a collision at the junction of the B1439.
Their latest statement reads: “The driver of the Kia, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee while the passenger, a 45-year-old woman, sustained a broken wrist.
“Both casualties were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn and were discharged last night.
“Police can also confirm a nine-month-old baby boy was in the Kia at the time of the incident and was uninjured.
“The driver of the Landrover, a 97-year-old man, was uninjured.
“Both drivers were breath tested and provided negative readings.”
It was also announced this afternoon that new safety measures have been approved on the section of the road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a crash.
After Norfolk County Council’s environment, development and transport committee gave the green light, the speed limit will be lowered from 60mph to 50mph on the A149 and an average speed monitoring system will be implemented.
The proposals had already been on the meeting’s agenda before the Duke’s crash and councillors said they had been “looking closely into the safety of the A149 for some time”.
Assistant director of highways and waste at Norfolk County Council Nick Tupper was asked when the cameras would be introduced and what the timescale for the speed limit reduction would be.
Mr Tupper revealed the materials for the average speed camera have already been bought and that, with committee approval, the “work will proceed as soon as possible – within days and weeks to implement those”.
“With regards to the 50mph speed limits, they are obviously subject to a traffic regulation order and will need to go through the necessary statutory processes,” he added.