£10,000 appeal for Doncaster dad and Amazon driver 21, killed after car collision

A £10,000 fundraising appeal has been launched for the family of a young dad and Amazon delivery driver who died after he was in collision with a car in Doncaster.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 11:06 am

The man, who has been named as Bogdan, was a Romanian national with a three month old baby daughter, who died on Sunday days after a serious collision in Clay Lane as he delivered parcels for the online shopping giant.

A JustGiving page, set up in the wake of the tragedy, has already raised more than £5,000 towards its £10,000 goal.

Florentina Roxana Duicin, who has launched the appeal, said: “On 17 February, our friend Bogdan was involved in a car accident whilst at work.

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Young dad Bogdan, 21, was a delivery driver for Amazon. (Photo: JustGiving).

"To be more exact, he was struck by a car whilst he was delivering parcels - he was a pedestrian at the time of the accident.

"He was admitted to hospital in critical condition immediately after the accident and has sadly passed away.

“The situation is complicated for his partner, as she gave birth only three months ago, and now they are both left alone and now they need our help.

“I hope, through this fundraiser, we can offer them a hand of support to both wife and child.”

The 21-year-old was doing his rounds in Doncaster when he was involved in a collision with an orange Nissan Note on Barnby Dun Road, Clay Lane at about 2pm on February 17.

Police say the driver is helping officers with their enquiries and stopped immediately during the incident.

Officer are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw either party prior to the incident, to get in touch.

"Were you walking in Clay Lane or crossing the road at the time of the collision? Did you see what happened?

"If you can help, please get in touch. We are also keen to hear from anyone with dash cam footage,” a statement said.

An Amazon spokesman said: “This is a terrible incident and our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Bogdan’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.

"We will work with police and the delivery service provider as they investigate.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident number 429 of 17 February.

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