© Getty Images
© Getty Images

Driver Involved in Lady Di’s Accident Reportedly Ordered to ‘Not to Say Anything’

Mary Scott
Jan 02, 2020
08:30 A.M.

Le Van Thanh, the man who allegedly clipped Princess Diana's car with his Fiat Uno moments before her fatal car crash, was reportedly ordered by French authorities not to say anything about his involvement.


The tragic death of Diana and her partner, Dodi Fayed, remains one of the most talked-about mysteries. Twenty-two years later, a podcast team is uncovering new details and asking that investigation be reopened into the case.

Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the Lawn Tennis Championships on July 9, 1995 at Wimbledon in London | Photo: Getty Images

Portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales during the Lawn Tennis Championships on July 9, 1995 at Wimbledon in London | Photo: Getty Images


Colin McLaren, a former homicide detective, recently tracked down Thanh in France, documenting his journey in the podcast "Fatal Voyage Presents Diana: Case Solved."

That surprising bit of information was also revealed during the inquest when a friend revealed Diana's remarks.

McLaren traveled to Paris with investigative journalists Dylan Howard and Aaron Tinney and a photographer named Pierre. The team located Thanh at his home and discuss the events of that fateful night.


On August 31, 1997, Diana died after her Mercedes hit a pillar in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris. It was alleged that Thanh's white Fiat Uno vehicle clipped the car of the people's princess moments before.

According to Howard via US Weekly, a conspiracy of silence is in play as French authorities allegedly instructed Thanh "not to say anything." The investigating team demanded a new inquest be opened into Diana’s death.

Daily Mail recently reported a similar finding as to the podcast team, claiming Thanh was indeed held back from helping the investigations by French authorities.


"I know they will come. Several times they told me they would come back," Thanh reportedly said, referring to British investigators. "They wanted me to go to England. You know what the French police told me? 'It's not the same law as in France, don't go there. Don't go there.'"

The latest development has resulted in increased calls for the investigation into Diana's death to be reopened. Former BBC royal correspondent Michael Cole is one of those leading voices.

At the time of her death, Diana was divorced from Prince Charles with whom she shared two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The British beauty was dating Dodi, the millionaire son of Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al-Fayed.


According to the Mirror, while neither Diana nor Dodi confirmed their relationship, secret love letters unearthed during an inquest into her death in 2007 revealed otherwise.

"Darling Dodi, Heaven knows where on earth I begin to thank you for the most magical six days on the ocean waves," Diana wrote via the outlet in a letter dated three weeks before their deaths.

The Mirror even published pictures of a dancing Diana during a yacht trip with Dodi and her young sons. "A million heartfelt thanks for bringing such joy into this particular chick's life, from Diana xx," she ended the letter.


While Diana seemed to have been head-over-heels in love with Dodi, she didn't seem to be considering marriage. That surprising bit of information was also revealed during the inquest when a friend revealed Diana's remarks.

"'I would need marriage like a rash on my face,'" Lady Annabel Goldsmith recalled her late friend saying. "I took it to mean that she was not serious about marriage to Dodi."

Sadly, Dodi appeared to have purchased an engagement ring just a day before the accident that claimed their lives. In any case, it seems both Diana and Dodi loved each other fiercely until death.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy

The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, and images contained on news.AmoMama.com, or available through news.AmoMama.com is for general information purposes only. news.AmoMama.com does not take responsibility for any action taken as a result of reading this article. Before undertaking any course of treatment please consult with your healthcare provider.


news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Harry Revealed Pregnant Meghan Wanted to End Her Life ⁠— She Lived So He Would Not Lose Another Loved One

April 19, 2022

Inside Princess Diana’s Home She Could Have Lost If She Remarried after Divorce from Prince Charles

February 03, 2022

Grace Kelly & Diana's Lives Echoed Each Other — The Princess Once Told an Engaged Diana That 'It'll Only Get Worse'

March 17, 2022

Harry Inherited Diana’s Sapphire Engagement Ring However Later Gave It to William for Kate

April 22, 2022

Sarah Ferguson Says Princess Diana Would Have Been Proud of Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton

April 25, 2022

William Promised Give Diana Her Royal Titles Back after She Cried over Losing Them during Her Divorce

March 28, 2022

Diana's Mother Had Concerns about Her Marrying Charles – They Did Not Speak for Years after She Wed

May 01, 2022

William Regularly Talks to Charlotte about 'Grandma' before Bed – She Looks So Much like Diana & Inherits Her Tiara

September 20, 2022

Charles' 'Joke' after Harry's Birth Signaled to Diana 'The Beginning of the End of Their Marriage,' Says Book

March 25, 2022

Charles Introduced Camilla to His Sons after Diana's Death — Harry Allegedly Still 'Can't Stand' Her

May 02, 2022

Meghan Is 'Almost More Unmanageable' to Royal Family Than Diana & They 'Had It All Over Again', Claimed Royal Expert

May 04, 2022

William Refused to Take Diana's Calls Convincing Her 'He'd Never Forgive Her' after BBC Interview, Book Says

April 17, 2022

Princess Diana Said She ‘Can’t Marry’ Charles after Her Humiliating Lunch with Camilla

February 02, 2022

Prince William ‘Didn’t Really Want to Be King’ However He Has Now ‘Grown Into the Role’ After Kate Helped Him

February 03, 2022