Inquest jury traces Diana's final journey through Paris
The jury at the inquest into the death of Diana, who was killed alongside her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed in a Paris car crash ten years back, has been tracing the couple's final journey through the French capital.world Updated: Oct 09, 2007 15:00 IST
The jury at the inquest into the death of Diana, who was killed alongside her boyfriend Dodi Al-Fayed in a Paris car crash ten years back, has been tracing the couple's final journey through the French capital.
The 11-member jury, accompanied by Coroner Lord Justice Scott Baker, arrived in Paris on Monday and visited the Alma tunnel in which the fatal car crash took place on August 31, 1997.
The Coroner led the jurors into the tunnel and then stood silently next to the notorious 13th pillar which still bears clear signs of the massive impact from the Mercedes which was carrying Diana and Dodi, their chauffeur Henri Paul and her bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones.
Lord Justice Baker made no direct reference to the 13th pillar, breaking the silence only to suggest to the jurors that they may wish to walk further up the tunnel in order to look back down the underpass from its entrance.
"It may be helpful to look back up the tunnel to see the angle and the dip (of the road) as you come into the underpass," he reportedly told the 50-member court party, including the jurors.