Video: 'Princess Diana's car crash, BBC rolling news footage.'
(Sunday, August 31, 1997, 12:23 a.m. CEST) — Diana, Princess of Wales, was critically injured early this morning when the black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 she was riding in crashed in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris as the driver, Henri Paul, lost control and struck a pillar at an estimated speed of 65 mph.
Diana was transported to Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, where she died at 4:00 a.m. CEST at age 36.
Paul and the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, Dodi Fayed (who was in a romantic relationship with Diana), were pronounced dead at the scene.
The bodyguard of Diana and Fayed, Trevor Rees-Jones, was still conscious, having suffered multiple serious facial injuries (he would be the only survivor of the crash).
Video: 'Princess Diana - The Witnesses in the Tunnel - HD - Documentary'