Oh no! One of the cars in Prince Harry’s motorcade was involved in a high-speed crash on September 11. Is the Prince OK?
Prince Harry, 29, was involved in a scary accident on his way to the Invictus Games on September 11. A vehicle in his motorcade crashed head-on with another vehicle, a report claims. Here’s what we know.
Prince Harry’s Motorcade Crash
One of Prince Harry’s police outriders crashed into a Toyota Prius as the Prince’s motorcade traveled to the Invictus Games on September 12.
The police outrider was thrown 30 feet down the road and the driver had to be cut free from the wreckage, Daily Mail reports. Prince Harry’s car was not involved in the accident. He was riding in a Range Rover.
A spokesperson for Harry has spoken out on the incident. “The prince was obviously very concerned and wanted to make sure the men were okay. He is relieved to hear they are both in a stable condition,” the spokesperson told the Telegraph.
The driver of Harry’s car, who was considering a possible terrorist attack, took “immediate evasive action” after the crash, he steered through the vehicles before stopping several hundred feet ahead, the outlet reports.
Prince Harry insisted that his driver stop the car, but his security advised that they drive on, the Telegraph reports.
A bystander reported that Prince Harry was clearly shocked by the incident. “I could see Prince Harry clearly in the back of the car with his head in his hands,” the eyewitness said. “He looked really distressed and was constantly looking back over his shoulder to see what was happening. It was clear that for security reasons he had to stay in the car.”
The rider from the Special Escort Group has already been released from the hospital and the driver is in “stable” condition, the outlet reports.
We’re so glad Prince Harry was not harmed in this crash. We hope Prince Harry’s rider and the other driver make a full recovery.
— Avery Thompson