mercredi, novembre 14, 2007


The doctor who first tended to DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES after the fatal 1997 Paris car crash in France was convinced she was going to live, a London court has heard. Dr Frederic Mailliez was driving through the Alma tunnel on 31 August (97) when he saw the wreckage of the British royal's Mercedes-Benz and immediately stopped to help. He told the official inquest into Diana's death that when he treated the Princess at the scene of the accident, he didn't believe she was seriously injured. Speaking via video link from France on Tuesday (13Nov07), he told the High Court in London, "She was alive. She was moaning, she was breathing but she was really weak. I just remember a few drops of blood, but I would not say a serious injury." During cross-examination by lawyers for the family of driver Henri Paul - who died at the scene along with Diana's lover, Dodi Fayed - Dr Mailliez stated that he was certain Diana could have survived. The inquest aims to establish whether the couple were simply the victims of a tragic accident, or if they were the targets of an assassination plot headed by the British royal family - as claimed by Fayed's father, tycoon Mohamed Al Fayed. The case continues.