Passerby Held Diana's Hand

'My God, my God,' she said in last moments
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2007 6:27 AM CST
Emergency workers examine the scene of the crash that claimed the life of Princess Diana. (AP Photo/Jacques Langevin, HM Coroner, ho)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A good Samaritan dramatically described holding the hand of Princess Diana and comforting her as she lay dying in the tangled wreckage of a Mercedes in a Paris tunnel. “She repeated words, ‘My God, My God,'” he said in a statement read yesterday at the London inquest into the death of the princess.

He said he “tried to reassure her, telling her in English: ‘Don’t worry.' She opened her eyes but didn’t answer me; she simply continued moving her hand. I think she was unconscious.” The inquest has now hit a snag because the French are no longer encouraging key witnesses to testify.