Woman hit by royal police escort motorbike dies
A woman hit by a police motorcycle escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh has died, her family has confirmed.
Helen Holland, from Birchanger, Essex, was hit at the intersection of West Cromwell Road, and Warwick Road, in Earl’s Court in west London on 10 May.
The 81-year-old woman’s family claimed that she fought for her life “for nearly two weeks” but irreversible brain damage ended her battle today.
An investigation into the crash by the police watchdog is ongoing.
Buckingham Palace previously said Sophie the Duchess of Edinburgh’s “heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family”.
Ms. Holland had been in London visiting her sister at the time of the crash.
Following the crash, her family said she was in a coma, and on Friday the police said she remained in a critical condition.
Announcing her death, her son, Martin Holland, said his mother had died after “suffering multiple broken bones and massive internal injuries”.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct has previously said that, as part of its investigation into the incident, CCTV from nearby properties and police body camera footage would be examined.
It added that officers who were on the scene would be interviewed and appealed for other witnesses to come forward.
The body also said it had been in touch with Ms. Holland’s family to “explain our role and will keep them regularly updated as the investigation progresses”.