Princess Diana was killed in an accident, just after midnight on August 31, 1997. The accident occurred when the Mercedes in which she was traveling collided into a pillar in the Alma Tunnel in Paris. Reports suggest that she died on the way to the hospital. Investigations have revealed that Henri Paul, the driver at the time of the accident, had been under the influence of alcohol and this was instrumental in causing the fatal crash.
Diana’s Last night :
For that night the life of Diana and Dodi Fayed was in the hands of driver Henri Paul. Around 11.00 am Henri went to Pelican bar after playing tennis. There he drank Coca-Cola. At 12:30 Paul he left to receive Diana and Dodi at Le Bourget airport, where their private jet was to land from Sardinia at 3:15 p.m. While on the way towards the private airstrip, he found something else that had become usual, photographers following him. At this moment Paul followed the black Range Rover that had luggage. He was behind a Mercedes 600 driven by Dodi's regular driver Philippe Dourneau. Press reporters for much of the way followed the two-car but apparently they managed to slip past them at some point. They delivered the baggage to Dodi's apartment near the Arc de Triomphe. Dourneau, with Diana and Dodi in the rear, continued on, arriving around 3:45 at the Villa Windsor, the former home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Around 4 o'clock, the Mercedes, bearing Diana and Dodi, went Ritz, followed by Paul in the Range Rover. In the evening at seven Dourneau drove the couple from the Ritz to Dodi's apartment. Paul then went to bar where according to one bartender he had "two or three whiskeys," ate nothing. According to French police it was Dodi's bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones who decided to switch drivers to have Dourneau to take the wheel of the Range Rover to decoy the paparazzi and have Paul drive Dodi and Diana.
After Henry along with the couple headed towards their destination along the rue Cambon, they found some press reporters following them. Henry then tried to speed up to get rid of the reporters. He entered the tunnel on the left of two lanes and speeding at sixty to perhaps eighty miles an hour, and then he found his car was behind a slower vehicle. Paul turned the Mercedes to the right, to pass the car ahead of him in the left lane. Soon the driver lost the control over car and the right rear of the Mercedes swerved and hit the right wall of the tunnel with a loud crash. Trying to get the control back, Paul turned sharply left and within seconds the Mercedes crashed into one of the concrete dividing pillars that separated the lanes from oncoming traffic and also supported the roof. The Mercedes soon turned into mound of steel: the front end projected into the engine, was forced almost through the driver's seat. Henri Paul and Dodi al-Fayed were dead, and their bodies were horribly muddled. Trevor Reed-Jones, the bodyguard was seriously injured, and Princess Diana was near death. They were carried to Hospital where Diana took her last breath.
While these were the reasons cited and verdict passed off, there are more 90 percent of the Britons who feel that this accident a well planned murder which involved the Royal family along with the help of MI6, the British intelligence service. There are many questions about the accident and the circumstances thereafter which are not convincingly answered. Due to this, suspicions became stronger that this was not an ordinary accident caused by a drunken chauffeur.
Question 1: Why would a 3 mile ride in an ambulance take 2 hours; instead of being taken away to the hospital at the earliest, why did the ambulance stop for 5 minutes just 600 yards away from the hospital
Question 2: Why the closed circuit cameras in the tunnel could not record the accident?
Question 3: Role of FIAT UNO?
From the remains after the accident, investigators believe the Mercedes driven by Henri Paul grazed a Fiat just before crashing at high speed into the concrete pillar of the Paris road tunnel. Some people present at the site say that a white car came zigzagging out of the tunnel at the time of the late-night crash, and bits of paint and shards of glass found at the accident scene have been identified as probably coming from a Fiat Uno. So the possibility that one of the photographers was involved in chasing the Mercedes and possibly causing it to crash is still unsolved.
Question 4: Controversial autopsy report?
Autopsy report of Paul showed that his blood had between 1.75 and 1.87 grams of alcohol per liter of blood, which is nearly four times the legal blood-alcohol limit of 0.5. Paul's blood also contained "therapeutic" amounts of Fluoexetine, antidepressant which is highly toxic for the body. But the controversial blood sample strongly possessed characteristics one would expect to find in a suicide victim not a man who had been functioning normally as a driver.
Well, the truth is still unknown!