The sole survivor of the car crash that killed Princess Diana filed suit Wednesday against the Ritz Hotel and a car service, claiming they endangered the lives of others by failing to provide a licensed chauffeur.
Former bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones claims in his lawsuit that the management of the Ritz and Etoile-Limousine failed to provide a licensed driver for the 280S Mercedes sedan in which the princess was riding.
The driver of the car, Henri Paul, did not have the type of license required by law to drive the Mercedes, which Etoile-Limousine had provided to the Ritz.
The legal action marked the first time that the Ritz and the car company have been targeted for responsibility in the crash.
Paul, chief of security at the Ritz Hotel who was legally drunk and taking prescription drugs at the time, was also killed.