Prince William and Kate's convoy hits elderly woman leaving her with fractured pelvis, concerned royal couple sends flowers to victim
As of Tuesday night, 83-year-old Irene Mayor was in serious but stable condition with a broken pelvis and other injuries
A widowed woman in her 80s was seriously injured on Monday afternoon after being hit by a motorbike in the convoy of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
According to reports, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were traveling to Windsor to attend the Order of the Garter service when a marked police motorbike in their convoy collided with 83-year-old Irene Mayor on Upper Richmond Road in south-west London.
According to the Sun, the bike was on the wrong side of the road clearing traffic when it hit Mayor.
The victim was thrown into the air by the impact and landed awkwardly. She was taken to hospital by air ambulance and as of Tuesday night was in serious but stable condition with a broken pelvis and other injuries, Scotland Yard said.
Kensington Palace revealed: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were deeply concerned and saddened to hear about the accident on Monday afternoon. Their Royal Highnesses have sent their very best wishes to Irene and her family and will stay in touch throughout every stage of her recovery."
It is understood the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did not learn of the crash until after arriving at Windsor, and have told the victim's daughter, Fiona, they would like to visit her if she feels up to it. The Royal couple have reportedly sent flowers to the elderly widow.
Meanwhile, the Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating the circumstances of the collision which involved a motorcycle attached to the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command.
An IOPC spokesman said in a statement: "The woman, in her 80s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition. In line with procedure, the Metropolitan Police Service referred the collision to the IOPC."
"Our staff attended the scene of the incident and after careful consideration, we have launched an independent investigation. The investigation is in its very early stages and the officer involved is assisting our inquiries as a witness. Our immediate thoughts are with the injured woman and her family and those affected by the incident."
Fiona, who lives with her mum 300 yards from the accident scene in East Sheen, West London, said: “She’s got lots of injuries. They are just keeping her stable at the moment.”
A member of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's staff even went to visit Fiona on Tuesday, June 18.