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Prince Philip uninjured in car crash near royal estate

Prince Philip was uninjured in a car crash on Thursday near the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate in eastern England, according to Buckingham Palace.

Duke of Edinburgh in car that turned over on its side after crash

Prince Philip was unhurt after a traffic accident on Thursday near Sandringham Estate. (Alastair Grant/WPA Pool via Getty Images)

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth, was uninjured in a car crash on Thursday near the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate in eastern England, according to Buckingham Palace.

BBC reported that the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh was driving a Range Rover and that the vehicle landed on its side after a collision. It quoted a witness as saying Philip was "very shocked" and shaken after the collision.

The Norfolk Constabulary says officers responded to a reported collision and two people in one of the vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

The palace said a doctor examined Philip as a precaution and confirmed he wasn't hurt.

Witnesses described seeing broken glass and debris at the scene. Police did not say how the accident happened and there was no indication anyone was arrested for a driving offence.

Police said the drivers of both cars, a Land Rover and a Kia, were given alcohol breath tests under routine procedures following a collision. The force said both drivers tested negative.

"The male driver of the Land Rover was uninjured. The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while the female passenger sustained an arm injury, both requiring hospital treatment," the police force said in a statement.

The two women from the Kia were treated at nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital and discharged, the statement said.

Police did not say how the accident happened and there was no indication anyone was arrested for a driving offence. (Sam Russell/PA via Associated Press)

Philip had a passenger in his car, but the palace did not identify the person. It is likely the prince was travelling with a protection officer, a standard security procedure for Britain's senior royals.

Philip has largely retired from public life. He has seemed to be in generally good health in recent months.

He and Elizabeth, 92, have been on an extended Christmas holiday at Sandringham, one of her favoured rural homes.

With files from Reuters