Sophie de Wessex was accompanied by an escort for her trip on May 10.
An escort motorcycle struck an 81-year-old woman, catapulted 40 feet across the road.
The victim of the motorbike member of Sophie de Wessex’s escort has just died.
On Wednesday May 10, a police officer on a motorcycle escorting Sophie Wessex hit an 81-year-old woman. After almost two weeks of struggle, the elderly woman, seriously injured, died, as reported by her son. Helen Holland, the Mirror recalled on May 24, had been “thrown 40 feet across the road” after the motorbike hit her, according to an eyewitness. The 81-year-old woman was on the “safe route of a pedestrian crossing”, her son Martin told the BBC.
According to police information, Helen Holland was hit at the intersection of West Cromwell Road and Warwick Road in Earl’s Court, west London. According to the police spokesman, paramedics from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance responded to the scene. Helen was taken to hospital in critical condition. During the incident, Buckingham Palace issued a statement saying that Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie of Wessex, 58, was “grateful for the rapid response from the emergency services and would be kept informed of the evolution of the situation”.
Sophie de Wessex: the victim suffered irreversible damage
Helen Holland had been “fighting for her life for almost two weeks…but irreversible brain damage finally put an end to her fight”, her son told the BBC. The 50-year-old, hit by a motorcycle escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh in a pedestrian crossing, suffered “multiple fractures and massive internal injuries”, specifies her son Martin. The investigation into this incident involving the escort of Sophie from Wessex is in the hands of the Independent Office for Police Conduct or OIPC, specifies the Mirror. On May 19, the OIPC launched a call for witnesses while specifying that it has video surveillance images of neighboring properties.
Sophie de Wessex: tragic news after the drama caused by her escort © Agency