UK TREND : Elderly Woman Fatally Struck by Royal Police Escort
An 81-year-old woman named Helen Holland from Birchanger, Essex, has passed away after being hit by a police motorcycle escorting Sophie, the Duchess of Edinburgh, in London. Helen Holland’s family revealed that she fought for her life for nearly two weeks, but ultimately succumbed to irreversible brain damage.
Buckingham Palace expressed deep sadness and extended heartfelt condolences to the family. The crash is currently under investigation by the police watchdog.
The public has taken to Twitter to offer condolences to the victim’s family and express their sadness. The situation has sparked discussions about the protection of ordinary people and accountability for the police’s escorting practices. The hashtags #HelenHolland and #NobodyIsAboveTheLaw have been trending, with demands for consequences and changes in police protocols.
THE woman who was hit by a police motorcycle escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh, has died, according to her family.
Helen Holland, 81, from Birchanger in Essex, was struck at the junction of West Cromwell Road and Warwick Road in Earl's Court, West London, on May 10.
— 🛡 Royal Reporter (@royal_reporter) May 23, 2023
Twitter users rallied behind Helen’s family, offering prayers and unwavering support. Simultaneously, they passionately called for justice to be served in her case.
Helen holland has died after being hit by Sophia of Edinburgh motorcade and flung 40 feet. My thoughts and prays are with Helen and her family. May she REIP 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/yA5OPX3hau
— (Sussex Squad) Brazen Hussy (@Foxybrowning) May 24, 2023
Not Near Catastrophic
It WAS Catastrophic
Helen Holland 81 Dies Two Weeks After Sophie, The Duchess of Edinburgh’s Police Escort Motorbike Hit Her
— My Opinion – Sussex Warrior 🐊 (@my_opnion) May 24, 2023
People pointed out the latest police-related concerns, citing the occurrence of a video depicting a police car pursuing two boys on an electric scooter near the Cardiff crash scene. They further emphasized the unfortunate incident involving an elderly woman being struck by a police outrider escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh, resulting in her tragic demise.
More bad news for the police. First a video appears of a police car chasing two boys on an electric scooter near the crash scene in Cardiff. Then the old lady who was run down by a police outrider escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh dies.
— Alan Sked (@profsked) May 23, 2023
A heartrending revelation surfaced as one individual shared the sorrowful detail provided by the victim’s family, expressing that Helen had a genuine love for the royal family and unwavering faith in the integrity of the police.
The sister of 81 yo Helen Holland, who died after being by a police escort motorbike travelling with the Duchess of Edinburgh, has just spoken to me at the scene.
— Charlotte Lynch (@charlotterlynch) May 24, 2023
Expressing their profound outrage, the victim’s family conveyed their strong sentiments regarding the situation. Helen’s son directly stated, “The police are responsible for my mother’s death. She was utilizing the designated pedestrian crossing, a safe route, when she was tragically hit by the police motorcycle.”
The son of Helen Holland has hit out at police, saying “police killed my mum”
He said she was using the “safe route of a pedestrian crossing” when she was struck by the motorcycle. pic.twitter.com/badIJcmGtB
— GordonsNews (@NewsGordons) May 24, 2023
On Twitter, critics of the Royal Family voiced their anger, emphasizing that an innocent woman’s life had been unjustly taken. They insisted on the need for accountability and reforms, asserting that Sophie’s (Duchess of Edinburgh) status should not outweigh the importance of Helen’s life.
Where had Sophie come from? Why did she have a motorcade? Why was it speeding?
An innocent woman's life has been taken unjustifiably. There must be consequences & changes. Sophie is *not* more important than Helen. #HelenHolland #SophieSmash #questionthemonarchy #WeALLareEqual
— Campaign to Abolish the Monarchy (@nomoremonarchs) May 24, 2023
UK TREND: Twitter’s response to the Tewkesbury school stabbingJuly 11, 2023
Social media is buzzing with discussions about Tewkesbury incident that has become a hot topic. In Gloucestershire, a young boy was...
UK TREND: Second Fatality in Wimbledon School CrashJuly 10, 2023
The recent incident in Wimbledon, where a car collided with a school, has captured widespread attention on social media. Tragically, another...
UK TREND: The public’s reaction to the school crash in WimbledonJuly 8, 2023
While floral tributes are being placed at the scene, authorities are actively questioning a woman regarding a car crash at...