Queen Elizabeth's longtime doctor killed in tragic accident
Queen Elizabeth's personal physician, Dr. Peter Fisher, was killed in London during a cycling session yesterday. He was 67 years old.
Dr. Fisher was out cycling in High Holborn when he was struck by a lorry and was announced dead on the scene. He had been working with the Queen for approximately 15 years.
Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa and scroll down for details about the incident.
Fisher was an expert in homeopathy and was described as a "committed to holistic and compassionate care for his patients."
The Faculty has to announce with great sadness, news of the death of President, Dr Peter Fisher in a road accident near RLHIM, London @UCLH yesterday morning. Peter was Director of Research at the hospital. For media contact Greg White, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/4gxG016x9g— Faculty of Homeopathy (@fohhomeopathy) August 16, 2018
An eyewitness who manages the local pub, Angie Bozainu, described the scene in detail. A screaming woman got the owner's attention, and they could see the accident from his pub.
Bozianu said Dr. Fisher "was under the wheel" of the truck and that passersby were giving him CPR before the police and first responders arrived.
The incident is still being investigated, but no arrests have thus far been made. The driver is giving his full cooperation during the investigation.
Today the Homoeopathic community awoke to earth shattering news of the passing of Dr. Peter Fisher. As the Homoeopathic community the effects of this devastating loss will be felt for many years and decades to come. pic.twitter.com/oCHWXJmhSZ— LMHI 2018 (@LMHI2018) August 16, 2018
A colleague and former surgeon to the Queen, Sir Marcus Setchell, told reporters that they are "shocked by the tragic loss." He added:
“He was much respected as a good doctor who saw homeopathy as complementary to medical care.”
We are all deeply shocked and saddened to lose our dear friend and colleague Dr Peter Fisher in such tragic circumstances. He will be greatly missed by his patients and all of us. https://t.co/HMDKN9vOMl pic.twitter.com/LO1UE98VcS— UCLH (@uclh) August 16, 2018
Eight cyclers lost their lives in London during the past three months, and five of those incidents involved trucks.
Over the past couple of years, four other cyclists were also killed close to the area where Fisher died.
Today’s @EveningStandard exclusive: Queen’s doctor Dr Peter Fisher sadly killed in cycle crash in Holborn & full breakdown of A-level results inc Anthony Seldon analysis of reforms & Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty to assault pic.twitter.com/ordpExKfXm— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) August 16, 2018
In other news, Queen Elizabeth's absence was noted during the 200th Anniversary of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.