Prince William rescues family badly hurt in car crash

Prince William

Heir he comes: Prince William and his protection team helped a family seriously injured in a car crash

Prince William stopped to help a family seriously injured in a car crash, it has been revealed.

The heir to the throne was being driven home from a night out in London this week when his limo passed a car that had collided head-on with a van.

He told his driver to stop and wanted to get out and help himself - but his bodyguards prevented him in case the scene at 1am in West Drayton was a trap to kidnap him.

The prince told his protection team to go to the victims' aid.

They gave the Peugeot driver, 23, her sister, 26, and brother, 28, assistance and waited until an ambulance arrived.

The family, from Berkshire, were taken to hospital with neck and knee injuries and cuts.

A source told The Sun: 'William saw the crash and was anxious to help but his personal protection officers would not let him get out.

'His mother died in a car crash and there was no way he would have let his people leave before making sure everyone was being treated.'

Another source said: 'When the accident happened they (the family) were immediately surrounded by about 10 people. They couldn't believe the response.'

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