…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
The family of Helen Holland, an 81-year-old woman who was critically injured after being hit by a police motorbike escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh, is praying for a miracle.
The incident occurred on a busy dual carriageway near a Tesco supermarket in Earl’s Court.
Ms. Holland, from Birchanger, Essex, remains in critical condition in the hospital.
Family Describes Helen Holland:
In a statement released to Sky News, Helen Holland’s family described her as a beautiful, loving, kind, and caring lady who always prioritized others over herself.
They expressed deep sadness and shock at the news of her involvement in such a tragic accident.
Despite being 81 years old, Helen was lively and lived life to the fullest, cherishing time with her family, going on walks with her dogs, and enjoying lunches with friends.
Praying for a Miracle:
The family expressed their gratitude for the outpouring of love and support they have received from those who know Helen.
They requested prayers for a miracle and asked others to keep her in their thoughts and prayers as well.
Buckingham Palace’s Response:
Buckingham Palace issued a statement on behalf of the Duchess of Edinburgh, expressing her heartfelt thoughts and prayers for the injured lady and her family.
The Duchess is grateful for the quick response by the emergency services and will stay updated on the developments.
The Palace refrained from making further comments, as the incident is still under investigation.
Investigation and Support:
Images from the scene showed the police motorbike used by the Metropolitan Police special escort inside a cordon.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and road closures are in place.
The Metropolitan Police’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct have been notified, as is customary following incidents involving officers.
This tragic incident involving an elderly woman being struck by a police motorbike escorting a member of the royal family has shaken both the victim’s family and the community.
The family’s plea for prayers and hope for a miracle reflects their deep concern for Helen’s well-being.
The response from Buckingham Palace demonstrates the Duchess of Edinburgh’s empathy and appreciation for the emergency services’ swift response.
As investigations continue, it is essential to ensure a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the incident and the protocols involved in motorcade escorts.