Floral tributes left for Amazon driver and young dad as fundraising appeal hits £13,000

Floral tributes have been left for a Doncaster Amazon driver who died after a collision with a car as a fund in his memory topped £13,000.

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 10:36 am

21-year-old Bogdan Chirita, who had a three month old daughter, died on Sunday several days after he was in collision with a car as he delivered parcels in Clay Lane.

And a fundraising campaign to support his family has almost trebled overnight after thousands of pounds rolled in.

Floral tributes and candles have also been left at the scene of the tragedy in Barnby Dun Road.

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Floral tributes have been left for Bogdan Chirita, who died following a collision with a car as he delivered parcels for Amazon.

Bogdan, a Romanian national, was involved in a collision with an orange Nissan Note at about 2pm on February 17.

He was rushed to hospital with serious injuries but died on Sunday night.

A JustGiving page, set up in the wake of the tragedy, had raised £5,000 towards its £10,000 target yesterday.

But after thousands of pounds rolled in yesterday, the appeal target has now been raised to £20,000 to support his partner and young daughter.

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

“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.”

Police officers 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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