The important event in history I am researching is the death of Princess Diana. The photograph above will be discussed, as well as my hypothesis and rationale, details surrounding her death, such as how she died, where and when she died. My hypothesis for choosing this photograph is that it shows how she died as well as a message that speed kills as well as do not drink and drive, or death of loved ones can result. It shows that the car was completed wrecked and it was a wonder that there was a survivor.
The rationale for selecting this photograph is that it shows how much damage was done to her car and when people see this they are always shocked to think that Princess Diana died this way. Most people knew who she was and loved her and the whole world was shocked to find out their Princess had died in this way. The photograph shows the Mercedes-Benz car that Princess Diana was in. Her car collided into the wall of the tunnel. It also shows Princess Diana slumped on the floor of the car’s wreckage. On 31 August 1997, Princess Diana, aged 36 years old, died as a result of a car collision in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris, France.
She did not survive the accident because of major injuries to her body. Her companion, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and Fayed’s bodyguard, Trevor Rees-Jones, was the only survivor. At first the paparazzi were blamed but the authorities then found that the crash was caused by the driver Henri Paul losing control while speeding and that he was drunk. The content relates to the hypothesis because it explains that Princess Diana’s death was as a result of speed and drinking alcohol.
Due to her status in society it was a huge shock to the world to lose ‘their Princess’ in this way. The Royal Family has lost one of its members and her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, had lost their mother. In conclusion, Princess Diana’s death was a big part in history as it was a huge shock to society, to lose her at such a young age. Speed and driving while under the influence of alcohol played a big part in her death. The mangled wreck of the car clearly showed that she had no chance of survival.