Prince Harry was caught up in a dramatic high speed crash yesterday when one of his police outriders smashed head on into a taxi as the royal’s motorcade headed to an official engagement. The fourth in line to the throne looked on in shock as his bodyguards treated both the unconscious driver – who had to be cut from his vehicle by firemen – and the police rider, catapulted 30ft down the road.More pictures after the break
Pictures taken in the aftermath of the accident in central London show the police motorbike embedded in the white Toyota Prius, as the driver lies slumped in his seat surrounded by deployed airbags. According to one witness the prince’s Range Rover, which was taking him to an Invictus Games event in north London, took immediate evasive action. The driver, apparently fearing a potential terrorist attack, expertly steered through the damaged vehicles at speed before coming to a stop a several hundred feet up the road.