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Harry motorcade officer in accident

Fri, 12 Sep 2014

A POLICE OFFICER in Prince Harry's motorcade had to be taken to hospital after hitting a car as the royal was on his way to an engagement.

The police motorcyclist was thrown from his motorbike after colliding with a Toyota Prius near Regent's Park, London and had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the Prius remains in hospital in a "non-life threatening" condition after being cut out of the car by firefighters.

The Metropolitan Police's Road Traffic Investigation Unit are investigating and have yet to make any arrests.

According to one witness, speaking to the Daily Mail, the Prince looked "distressed" in his Range Rover.

"I could see Prince Harry clearly in the back of the car with his head in his hands," he told the paper.

"He looked really distressed and was constantly looking back over his shoulder to see what was happening. It was clear that for security reasons had to stay in the car."

The incident took place at around 9.40am yesterday at Prince Albert Road, on the junction with Regent's Park, and saw local road closures were put in place while police assisted with the clear up.

By Scott D'Arcy, Press Association