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Trevor Rees-Jones (bodyguard)
This Is What Happened to the Only Survivor of Princess Diana’s Car Accident
As the only survivor of the deadly crash, Jones suffered such serious head injuries that he cannot remember many aspects of the fatal collision. Jones was born in Germany to a mother who was a nurse and a father who was a surgeon in the British Army. Due to his military background he managed to become the bodyguard of Dodi — whose father is billionaire owner of Harrods, Mohamed Al-Fayed. No one in the car was wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, and Al-Fayed and Mr Paul were both pronounced dead at the scene. Diana was pronounced dead a few hours later at hospital, however paramedics were able to save Jones, despite his grave injuries. He was trapped inside the car with serious facial trauma. He had so many broken bones in his face that surgeons had to reconstruct it using family photographs to ensure the correct likeness.
Friday 20 September UK News feed. The sole survivor of the car crash in which Diana, Princess of Wales was killed has said his only memory of what happened is hearing the Princess call out for her boyfriend Dodi Fayed. Trevor Rees, who was Mr Fayed's personal bodyguard, said he heard a woman's voice "moaning" and saying "Dodi" as he lay semi-conscious in the wreckage of the crashed Mercedes, having suffered appalling facial injuries. Mr Rees, who was known at the time as Trevor Rees-Jones, said the woman's voice was one of only two things he remembered after the car set off from the Ritz hotel in Paris in August , though psychiatrists had advised him they could be "false memories". The other was a vague recollection of a motorbike alongside the car when it stopped at traffic lights during the journey.
Stanlee Culbreath spoke out for the first time in two decades to question whether the Princess of Wales could have lived if French emergency services had acted faster. Retired lawyer Stanlee Culbreath was one of the first witnesses to the tragic crash, but maintained a dignified silence out of respect for the then-young Princes William and Harry. Last year, the year-old finally shed light on new details on the crash, critically questioning whether she could have lived if French emergency services had acted faster. I just think it is dubious. They arrived in the city hours before the crash and took a late-night sight-seeing tour of the Eiffel Tower. As they made their way back to the hotel in a taxi at around
We look back at the ex-paratrooper's role in the event that shocked the world.
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Trevor Rees-Jones was the only survivor of the crash on August 31, when Diana's car crashed at the entrance of the Pont de l'Ama tunnel in Paris. The bodyguard was in the front passenger seat of the black Mercedes on the fateful night in which Diana, her boyfriend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were all killed. While the former paratrooper survived the horrific crash, he was left with devastating facial injuries which included a shattered jaw, broken nose and eye sockets. We had to completely rebuild it. The eyes were apart, the nose was smashed and the jaw was broken. Mr Rees-Jones was under the knife for 11 hours in total and 30 metal screws were inserted into his face. Mr Chikhani added: "I have tried my best to make him look as he did before but I am not God - only God can rebuild him as he was before the accident.
Then, nothing Could four "missing" minutes from his memory - the time it took to reach the tunnel at Pont d'Alma on that infamous night of August 31, - have been more shamelessly exploited? As Mr Rees-Jones said in an interview shortly before his book, The Bodyguard's Story, was published in "I wanted to know what happened. Nor could he do so during the more recent Stevens inquiry in , which concluded: "He [Mr Rees-Jones] had no recollection of what happened on the final journey. So will he finally be able to do so today, when he is expected to be called as a witness at the Diana inquest at the High Court?
Princess Diana, her boyfriend Dodi al Fayed and their driver all lost their lives after the car they were travelling in crashed in Paris. He was Mr al Fayed's bodyguard and was sat in the front seat at the time of the devastating collision in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel early on 31 August No one inside the car had been wearing seatbelts, with Mr al Fayed and driver Henri Paul declared dead at the scene. But when emergency workers arrived at the wreckage, they discovered that Diana and Mr Rees-Jones were alive - albeit with serious injuries. They would both be taken to Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital - and Princess Diana, who arrived for emergency treatment first, would be pronounced dead within hours. Although Mr Rees-Jones was conscious, he was trapped inside the wreckage and was suffering from severe facial trauma. The roof of the Mercedes had to be cut away by firefighters before he too could be taken to hospital.