Diana After Crash: 'Oh My God'
Witness recalls accident scene, his attempt to provide help
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Oct 25, 2007 6:18 PM CDT
This image made available Thursday Oct. 25, 2007, from evidence presented at the inquest into the death of Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed , which allegedly to show the foot of a photographer...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Princess Diana lay in the wreckage of her car saying "Oh my God" over and over after the Paris accident in 1997, a witness said today.  A French volunteer firefighter told the panel investigating the crash that he happened upon the accident shortly after it occurred and attempted to provide help as photographers snapped away, the UK Times reports.

Damian Dalby said paparazzi surrounded the Mercedes when he got there, but he said the photographers did not interfere with his assistance. He said one photographer shouted, "She's alive!," after taking a photo and tried to push others away. Another witness told of his conspiracy theory that paparazzi lured Diana's car to the fateful tunnel in order to slow it down and get photos.