The famous Princess of Wales, Diana Frances, tragically died in a car accident that occurred on 31st of August, 1997 in Paris. Accompanied by her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, their bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, and the driver of Mercedes, Henri Paul, Diana left the Hotel Ritz and headed to Dodi’s place passing the Pont de l’Alma tunnel on the way, where the crash took place. While Fayed and Paul passed away almost immediately after the car crash, Diana pulled through about three more hours, but, unfortunately, didn’t make it. Her injuries were fatal. Rees-Jones happened to be lucky; he was the only one who survived the accident.
French Judicial Investigation spent a year and a half trying to combine all the facts together and explain what caused the crash. When they found out that Paul was intoxicated when driving, the conclusion was stated: drunken loss of control. Yet, not everybody believed that was the reason, and many people argued against closing the case with no further investigation.
Among the premises of not agreeing with Judicial Investigation was the fact some media sources claimed that the blame had to be placed on the paparazzi following Diana’s car. However, this was quickly objected by the investigative bureau by proving that the paparazzi were not around when the accident happened. Later, some people claimed that the whole car crash, and Diana’s death, in particular, were a part of some sort of a conspiracy theory.
For example, there are some witnesses who testified that they saw two cars and a motorbike chasing Diana’s car. According to them, the three vehicles were in the tunnel at the same time as the car driven by Paul. The theory says that one of the cars could have pushed the Mercedes to the side aiming to make the road for the motorbike, which eventually lead to the car bumping into the pillar of the tunnel. The theory, however, has never been supported by evidence, and no one managed to explain who exactly would be interested in manipulating such a scenario.
Another interesting thing is that Diana, who used to be extremely cautious when being a backside car passenger, didn’t buckle up that day. Her friends and family confirmed that she had always been the one to wear a seatbelt no matter how long a ride was supposed to be.
Many people had the motive to kill such a figure simply because of her power and value as a royal member. Yet, whichever way it happened, Diana’s death has become a huge tragedy to the whole world and the United Kingdom in particular.
The famous Princess of Wales, Diana Frances, tragically died in a car accident that occurred on 31st of August, 1997 in Paris. Accompanied by her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, their bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, and the driver of Mercedes, Henri Paul, Diana left the Hotel Ritz and headed to Dodi’s place passing the Pont de l’Alma tunnel on the way, where the crash took place.