Woman who broke wrist ‘considering personal injury claim’

Woman who broke wrist 'considering personal injury claim'

A mother who broke her wrist in a car crash with the Duke of Edinburgh is considering a personal injury claim, it has emerged, as she calls for the 97-year-old to stop driving.

Emma Fairweather, who was the passenger of a Kia Carens car which collided with the Duke’s Land Rover, said she felt “ignored and rejected” by the Royal Family after the accident.

Admitting she had hoped for an apology from the Duke and “a card and a bunch of flowers” from the Queen, she claimed the injury had affected her independence and may require surgery.

Ms Fairweather was one of two women in the Kia, which was left on a verge after colliding with the Duke of Edinburgh’s car.

Her 28-year-old friend, who was driving, suffered cuts to her knee, and a nine-month-old baby escaped unharmed.

The Duke, who has subsequently been photographed driving a replacement Land Rover into the Sandringham Estate without a seatbelt or the presence of his protection officers, suffered “no injuries of concern”, Buckingham Palace said.

In an interview with the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Ms Fairweather, a 45-year-old mother-of-two, said: “I haven’t had any contact from the Royal household. Maybe he [the Duke] should prioritise that over test driving his new car.”

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