Diana's 42-year-old companion Dodi Fayed and the 41-year-old driver of the Mercedes S280Henri Paul were pronounced dead at the scene. 31-year-old bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones was seriously injured but survived. Diana's heart had been displaced to the right side of the chest which tore the pulmonary vein and the pericardium. Diana died at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital despite lengthy resuscitation attempts including internal cardiac massage. Although the media blamed the behaviour of the paparazzi who followed the car a French judicial investigation in 1999 found that the crash was caused by Henri Paul who lost control of the Mercedes at high speed while he was intoxicated and under the effects of prescription drugs. (31 August 1997)
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