Cambridge Royal convoy crash has left one man injured. A motorcyclist, belonging to the Royal convoy of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, overthrew an 83-year-old lady while were traveling to Windsor on Monday afternoon.
While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were going to the Order of the Garter ceremony, a biker from the official convoy would have gone off the road and injured a passerby. The octogenarian, Irene Maylor, was hospitalized after being run over in southwestern 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,” said a witness in the tabloid The Sun. “The policeman was upset, but he was driving on the wrong side of the road, it could have been much worse,” he added.
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 her, said her daughter in the tabloid The Sun. The Independent Police Office 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 London hospital where she remains in a serious, but stable condition.”
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. As a result of this accident, Prince Philip, 97, gave up driving.