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It was just a normal Saturday night, Dr. Frederick Maillez and his friend Mark were traveling home from a birthday party in the suburbs of Paris when they came upon a horrific site. Inside a tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge a black car sat destroyed after crashing violently into the tunnel wall.

"Two were evidently dead. No reaction. No breathing. No talking," recounts Dr. Maillez. "The driver was almost inside the engine. I could hardly see him. The man on the left back seat was apparently dead. He was not moving. The person in the front seat was severely injured with very severe face injuries. But he was at least breathing and screaming. So he was alive. And the other person in the back right seat, the young woman, was injured but she was also reacting and breathing. She needed assistance, but she was alive."

After doing a quick medical assessment, Dr. Maillez called emergency services, and then began treating the injured. At the time, he did not know the woman in the car was Princess Diana.
FROM: I Was the One
Published on September 12, 2005


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