The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were attending a ceremony in Windsor on Monday afternoon, when a rider overthrew an 83-year-old woman in Richmond.
“It could have been much worse,” according to a witness. He tells the Sun, a British tabloid, the moment when an old lady was hit by a police biker who was escorting Prince William and Kate Middleton. An accident that made headlines in the UK Wednesday, June 19th. The octogenarian was hospitalized in a serious condition. “The policeman was upset, but he was driving on the wrong side of the road,” said the witness.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were attending a ceremony in Windsor on Monday afternoon, when a rider overthrew an 83-year-old woman in Richmond, South West London. The victim was rushed to hospital in serious condition, said Scotland Yard. “The bike hit her, she was thrown into the air and fell to the ground,” the witness told the Sun.
- Duke and Duchess “deeply concerned and saddened”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are “deeply concerned and saddened” by the accident, said Kensington Palace, which manages their communication. The couple sent flowers to the old lady and offered to visit him, said his daughter in the tabloid The Sun.
The Independent Police Office (IOPC), the police police, opened an investigation into the circumstances of the collision. A spokesman said that “the woman, an octogenarian, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in London where she remains in a serious, but stable.
- Fourth incident for the royal family
According to the Daily Mail, this is the fourth incident involving a member of the royal family in seven months.
In January, Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, injured a motorist near the Royal Estate of Sandringham (East of England), when the powerful Land Rover Freelander he was driving collided with a Kia. He had escaped unscathed but the Kia driver, who was carrying a baby, had a broken wrist. Following this accident, Prince Philip, 97, gave up driving.