Prince Philip crash victim slams decision not to charge Duke over smash

The woman who broke her wrist when Prince Philip pulled out in front of the car she was in cannot believe he has escaped prosecution.

Emma Fairweather, 46, said: “I don’t know if everyone would have been treated that way.”

The mum-of-two, who needed a metal plate in her arm, ad­­­­ded: “It’s not a shock, really.

“I think he surrendered his licence last weekend to avoid prosecution. He will have been heavily advised. The whole thing feels managed and controlled.”

Philip, 97, could have been charged with driving without due care and attention.

But yesterday prosecutors an­­­nounced no action will be taken due to his advancing age and his decision to give up his licence.

Emma was in a Kia driven by friend Ellie Townsend, 28, when the accident happened near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Norfolk, four weeks ago.

Ellie suffered cuts to her knee while her nine-month son escaped unhurt.

The Duke wal­­­ked uninjured from his overturned Land Rover.

Yesterday police handed Emma a letter expl­aining the decision not to press charges.

Senior prosecutor Joseph Stickings wrote that he had “considered her views about a prosecution”.

But Emma said: “I don’t recall saying I didn’t want there to be a prosecution. I feel it’s putting some of the responsibility on me. It’s baffling.”

The Crown Prosecution Service said: “We decided it would not be in the public interest to prosecute.”

But David Brown, 41, of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, prosecuted for an almost identical acci­dent, said: “I got six points and a £300 fine. It’s one law for them and another for the rest.”

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