Diana watched Dodi die in Paris crash
November 29, 2007
A police officer said that Princess Diana watched Dodi Fayed die before her eyes in the fatal car crash in Paris.
Jurors also were informed that Fayed and driver Henri Paul died at the scene.
PARIS -- A policemen testified that Britain's Princess Diana watched her lover Dodi Fayed die before her eyes in the fatal car crash in Paris.
Sebastien Dorzee, the first Parisian officer at the scene, testified before an inquest that Diana uttered a few words upon realizing the situation, The Times reported in London Thursday.
"She moved, her eyes were open, speaking to me in a foreign language. I think that she said 'My God', on seeing her boyfriend dying. At the same time she was rubbing her stomach, she must have been in pain," Dorzee said. "A few seconds later she looked at me. Then she put her head down again and closed her eyes."
Dorzee continued noting that photographers on the scene were "vicious and repellent," but said they did not surround the crashed Mercedes until a few minutes after the crash.
"My impression was that this car was circled by about 10 or 12 motorcycles, and that is what caused the accident (but) they did not come until afterwards, like two or three minutes down the road," Dorzee said.
Jurors also were informed that Fayed and driver Henri Paul died at the scene, but Diana died following surgery in a hospital, the Times said.