On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris, France. Along with her, her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul, also perished in the crash. The only survivor of the crash was Trevor Rees-Jones, who was Dodi’s bodyguard.
Trevor Rees-Jones was born in Oswestry, Shropshire, England in 1968. He had served in the British Army’s Parachute Regiment from 1987 to 1993, and then worked as a bodyguard for various VIPs, including Dodi Al Fayed.
On the night of the crash, Rees-Jones was in the back seat of the car, while Diana and Dodi were in the front. He was the only one wearing a seatbelt, which likely saved his life. He was left in a coma for 10 days and suffered severe injuries, including a fractured skull, broken jaw, and a broken right arm.
After the crash, Rees-Jones had to undergo multiple surgeries and physical therapy. He was unable to speak for months and had to relearn how to walk. He also suffered from memory loss and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Despite his injuries, Rees-Jones was determined to make a full recovery. He returned to work in 1999 and is now the global head of security for AstraZeneca, according to the Daily Mail.
Trevor Rees-Jones is a true survivor. He is a testament to the power of the human spirit and determination. His story is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, hope can prevail.