(Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed died after leaving the Ritz Hotel in Paris on 31 August 1997.)
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said the assessment would be carried out by officers from the specialist crime and operations command.
It added that the deaths had been "thoroughly investigated and examined" by the inquest held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
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The injury that killed Princess Diana although critical was not fatal and in fact former President Ronald Reagan survived a similar injury when he was shot by John Hinckley in 1981! Surely if a 70 year old man could have survived such an injury why not a 36 year old woman in good health?
The French doctors who were part of the team that tried to resuscitate Princess Diana at the hospital following the crash cited a tear in the left pulmonary vein as the source of internal bleeding that ultimately led to her death...there was no mention of other specific lesions!
The crash caused Princess Diana's pulmonary vein to tear; this type of injury is commonly categorized as a deceleration injury because as the name implies it occurs when a person in motion is subjected to the massive traumatic force caused by sudden excessive deceleration. The Mercedes Benz S280 ramming into the pillar at 60 miles an hour definitely fits into this category.