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After administering the drugs and beginning to extract the patient from the car, the SAMU physician noted
that Diana went into cardiac arrest [her heart stopped beating]. He performed endotracheal intubation
[inserted a tube into her windpipe to open and maintain her airway], placed her on a respirator [to ventilate
her lungs with oxygen through the tube in her windpipe], and performed external cardiac massage to
reestablish her cardiac rhythm. There apparently was no appreciation for the seriousness of her internal
blunt injuries. The SAMU team spent about 30 more minutes (around 12:50 am [after the cardiac
arrest] to 1:19 am) tending to Diana in the tunnel.
At 1:19 am, the SAMU team contacted the SAMU de Paris medical dispatcher to request permission to
take her to a hospital four miles away. The medical dispatcher called the hospital to assess for ICU bed
availability, which was normal procedure. The SAMU system prides itself on limiting time in hospital
emergency departments, to the extent they then existed in France, and transporting critically injured trauma
patients directly to anesthesia-run ICUs or directly to the surgeon-run operating rooms if a surgical lesion is
suspected by the SAMU physician-anesthesiologist. Emergency departments at the time were not
equipped to deal with critically injured patients!
At 1:29 am, the hospital agreed to the SAMU medical dispatchers request. Thus, by the time the SAMU
medical dispatcher had finalized the decision for the SAMU ambulance to proceed to the hospital, Spencer
had been at the scene bleeding internally into her chest for 64 minutes (12:25 am-1:29 am). The
"golden hour" was used up, but she was still alive, attesting to the potential survivability of her injuries.
Sancton writes, "Then the ambulance drove her at a snails pace to Pitie-Salpetriere hospital, 6.15
kilometers away. At that time of night, it would normally take five or 10 minutes to do that drive along the
riverfront expressway but Diana's driver, applying standard French emergency procedures, drove extremely
slowly so as not to subject the fragile patient to shocks and bumps. As a result, it took them some 40
minutes to make the drive, and the ambulance stopped within a few hundred yards of the hospital to treat
a sharp drop in blood pressure". Thus Diana, Princess of Wales arrived to within about 1000 feet of the
hospital at 2:06 am, 101 minutes after the accident.
The on-duty physician at Pitie-Salpetriere hospital who admitted her said that she arrived alive and with a
cardiac [heart] rhythm. "Though she had no serious external injuries, X-rays indicated internal
haemorraging that was compressing her right lung and heart. Within 10 minutes of her arrival, the patient
again suffered a cardiac arrest, prompting the doctors to inject large doses of epinephrine directly into the
heart, and to perform an emergency thoracotomy [opening up the chest cavity to find and suture the wound]".
"According to testimony of the chief surgeon on duty that night, the operation revealed that the source of the
haemorraging was a single lesion, which he described as a partial rupture of the left pulmonary vein at the
point of contact with the left atrium. The tear was sutured and the haemorraging was stopped. Despite
nearly two hours of manual internal massage, and the application of electroshocks, it was impossible to
reestablish a heartbeat. The patient was declared dead at 4 a.m. August 31st 1997.
"At a press conference one hour later, the doctors read a five sentence communiqu that cited an important
wound in the left pulmonary vein as the source of the internal bleeding that killed her. The communiqu made
no specific mention of other lesions. Nor did the French coroners report, which listed the cause of death as
internal hemorrhaging due to a major chest trauma and a phenomenon of deceleration which caused a
rupture of the left pulmonary vein".