Ten Strange Facts of Princess Diana’s Death
4. Speed Of Ambulance Questioned
When the ambulance finally did leave the scene of the crash and make its way to the hospital, it traveled at a pedestrian pace of 19 kilometers per hour (12 mph). This was also questioned by investigators, researchers, and medical and emergency service experts alike.
The reason given for the slowness was that the ambulance had high-tech medical equipment on board. It was essentially a mobile theater room to allow the emergency team to begin treatment as soon as the patient was inside the ambulance.
To travel at high speed would have put this delicate work in danger.