Princess Diana's injury shouldn’t have killed her, Britain”s top forensic pathologist argues in a new book. Dr. Richard Shepherd, who investigated the death of the Princess of Wales, says her “very tiny” injury — a tear in a vein — only caused her death because it was in the wrong place, hidden deep in her lung. He said he’d never seen another injury like it. He said Diana’s death is a classic example of the way we say, after almost every day: "if only.” The doctor believes she would be alive if only she she had hit the seat in the front at a slightly different angle, if only she had been thrown forward 10 mph more slowly, if only she had been wearing a seat belt.
Injuries the royal mom of two sustained in the 1997 car crash in a Paris tunnel proved to be fatal. She was just 36 years old.