An elderly woman who was hit by a police motorcycle escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh has died.
Helen Holland had been in hospital in critical condition since she was hit on the afternoon of 10 May in west London.
In comments reported by the BBC, Ms Holland’s son Martin said she died after suffering “multiple broken bones and massive internal injuries”.
He said she fought “for her life for nearly two weeks… but irreversible damage to her brain finally ended the battle today”.
She had been using the “safe route of [a] pedestrian crossing” when she was struck by the motorcycle, he added.
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, had said after the crash that her “thoughts and prayers” were with Ms Holland, with Buckingham Palace adding that she would “keep abreast of developments”.
A few days later, Ms Holland’s family had told Sky News that she was a “beautiful, loving, kind and caring lady who would always put anyone before herself”.
They had said that the mother of four, grandmother of 10, and great-grandmother of seven was a “well-respected and popular member of the community”.
She was described as “sprightly for her age and nothing stopped her living life to the full, spending precious time with her family, muddy walks with the dogs and lunches with friends is what she enjoyed most.”
The incident is being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).