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An investigation into the crash by the police watchdog is ongoing. This is a representational image. Mykola Romanovskyy/Gettyimages

A woman who was hit by a police motorcycle escorting the Duchess of Edinburgh has died, her family has confirmed.

At the intersection of West Cromwell Road and Warwick Road in Earl's Court, west London, on May 10, Helen Holland, a resident of Birchanger, Essex, was hit.

According to her relatives, the 81-year-old battled for "her life for nearly two weeks... but irreversible damage to her brain finally ended the battle today."

The police watchdog is currently looking into the collision.

Buckingham Palace previously said Sophie the Duchess of Edinburgh's "heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the injured lady and her family."

At the time of the accident, Holland was visiting her sister in London, BBC reported.

Her relatives said she was in a coma after the collision, and the police reported that she was still critical on Friday.

Announcing her death, her son, Martin Holland, said his mother had died after "suffering multiple broken bones and massive internal injuries."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct has already stated that footage from police body cameras and CCTV from surrounding houses would be looked at as part of its inquiry into the event.

It also stated that the on-scene cops will be questioned and made a plea for other witnesses to come forward.

The body said that it had contacted Holland's family to "explain our role and will keep them regularly updated as the investigation progresses" and that it had spoken with them.

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