Woman Struck by Duchess Sophie’s Security Vehicle Dies of Her Injuries

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Woman Hit by Duchess Sophie’s Police Escort DiesMax Mumby/Indigo – Getty Images

The woman who was struck Sophie, the Duchess Edinburgh of Edinburgh’s royal escort in earlier this Month has died.

Helen Holland, aged 81, was struck by a motorcycle policeman while escorting Sophie on 10 May in London. Holland’s family said that the collision caused “multiple broken bone and massive internal injuries.” BBC. She died from her injuries today after she was admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

Buckingham Palace told the outlet in a press release that the Countess is “deeply sorry” over the death of Holland and has sent her “deepest sympathy” to his family. She will contact them privately.

Sophie previously released a statement through the palace immediately after the collision; it read: “The Duchess’s heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family. She is grateful for emergency services’ quick response and will monitor developments.

A woman, who was also in her eighties, suffered a similar injury in 2019. was hit by a police motorbike in Prince William and Princess Kate’s police escort.

Richard Smith, Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent and head of specialist protection for royalty, responded to the latest incident, telling BBC that “the tragic outcome is felt by colleagues throughout the Met.” “Thoughts and prayers are with the woman’s loved ones and family.”

“Officers know that their actions, both on and off duty, are open to scrutiny and following our referral of the incident, the IOPC launched an independent investigation—we continue to co-operate with and support that inquiry,” he added.

The crash is still under investigation by the police watchdog.

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