Relatives of the woman consented on Wednesday to end her treatment after doctors said they were powerless to restore her to full health.
“Her bleeding is substantial and it is not possible to operate,” Per Längby, spokesman for Skåne University Hospital told news agency TT.
Police in Landskrona have received numerous tips after an elderly couple were brutally assaulted in a car park in the southern town on Monday. But there have not yet been any witnesses in a position to identify the assailant.
“This crime is the top priority in our area right now,” police spokesman northwest Skåne, Göran Hassel, told local newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad.
The 78-year-old woman lost consciousness after she was punched in the face and banged the back of her head. She was rushed to a neurological surgery in nearby Lund. Her condition improved slightly immediately after an operation before worsening again on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident took place after the woman’s 71-year-old husband honked his horn at a man aged 20-30 whose was in the way as they attempted to park their car outside the Hemköp supermarket.
After a verbal exchange, the younger man first hit the 71-year-old before rounding on his wife who intervened to help.
The assailant left the scene in a small red car.