The first physician at the crash that killed Princess Diana said her injuries were so massive that even if the accident had occurred in front of a hospital emergency room, she could not have been saved, according to Newsweek magazine.
Dr. Frederic Mailliez, an emergency worker with SOS Medecins, said the princess had suffered a severe lesion of her pulmonary vein.
"Her heart had been ripped out of its place in her chest," the current edition of Newsweek quotes Mailliez as saying. "There was no chance for her."
Mailliez arrived at the scene three minutes after the accident occurred Aug. 31 in a Paris tunnel.
"I held her hand and spoke to her, took her pulse, put the resuscitation mask on her, assured her she was safe," he told Newsweek.
He dismissed reports that Diana had given him any last message for her family.
"When you're in that kind of pain, you don't think much about giving testaments to the next generation," he said. "The only thing you think of expressing is the pain."
Mohamed Al-Fayed, the father of the princess' companion, Dodi Fayed, who also died in the crash, passed on what he says were Princess Diana's last words to her family five days after the accident.
According to Newsweek, French investigators are confident that in the next week they will track down a Fiat Uno thought to have been struck by the Mercedes-Benz in which the princess and Dodi Fayed were traveling.
The magazine says French police believe the occupants of the Fiat have not come forward because it may have been carrying additional paparazzi.
Paparazzi photographs developed by French investigators show Diana with her eyes open apparently conscious and unhurt, with no sign of blood, according to Newsweek.