Parts of Wreckage of Prince Philip's Land Rover Up for eBay Auction

Published January 21st, 2019 - 06:00 GMT
Prince Philip's crash. (Twitter)
Prince Philip's crash. (Twitter)

Parts of the wreckage from Prince Philip's horror crash where he collided with a car carrying a mother and a baby have been listed on eBay for auction.

Debris from the Duke of Edinburgh's Land Rover which collided with a Kia hatchback last week has already seen a flood of bids on the website topping £46 already.

A listing titled 'Prince Philip Car Crash Parts' claims the items were recovered from the accident site in Sandringham, Norfolk where the 97-year-old was pulled from the wreckage covered in blood.

The bits of warped metal and broken plastic are marked as 'used' - with the seller boasting they are 'clearly visible in many of the online videos of the event.'

The seller joked: '100% of winning bid going to cancer research. May even have Phil's DNA on it, if you wanted to clone him or anything.

'These items are not stolen, they have been left at the roadside for way too long. It amazes me that they weren't cleaned up on the day.

'So, as opportunists do, I tidied them up. There's no financial gain in this for me, ALL proceeds going to charity. Its a bit of fun, and Cancer research get to benefit.'

The highest of the 32 bids so far is just £46.

The accident happened as Philip pulled out of a side road on to the 60mph limit road. His Land Rover collided with a Kia car, sending his vehicle tumbling across the road where it ended up on its side.

Soon after, witness Roy Warne, 75, claimed the Prince had told his wife that he had been 'dazzled by the sun' in the moments leading up to the crash.

And said himself: 'The sun was very, very low. It was almost at horizon level and it was very strong.

'I was wearing sunglasses and where he was coming from he would have been looking straight into the sun. I can understand how it happened.'

The AA and the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians say having the right pair of sunglasses can help prevent the potentially-fatal hazard.

A pair of everyday sunglasses might not be suitable for driving, so a pair of driving sunglasses should always be kept in a vehicle.

The Duke of Edinburgh reportedly said 'I'm such a fool' after being pulled from his wrecked Freelander on Thursday after it flipped on its side following a collision with a Kia close to Sandringham.

But after passing an eye test he was back behind the wheel of a new Land Rover, just 48 hours after the dramatic crash.

Images published on Saturday show the Duke wearing dark glasses with no seatbelt in a new Freelander delivered to him on the Queen's Sandringham estate.

Police gave the Duke of Edinburgh an official warning after the photos emerged.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokeswoman said the force was aware of the photographs and that 'suitable words of advice have been given to the driver'.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

© Associated Newspapers Ltd.

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