Children’s doctor killed by lorry in rush-hour crash was ‘on way to patients’

A children’s doctor killed by a lorry while cycling in rush-hour traffic was on her way to see patients, her family said.

Emergency services found Dr Marta Krawiec, 41, with serious injuries at the scene in Camden, north London, on Wednesday morning.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police have launched an investigation into the tragic death and released a picture of Dr Krawiec on Thursday.

Paying tribute, her heartbroken family said: “Marta lived helping other people every day. She died on the way to her patients.

“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved daughter and sister.

“We thank all the witnesses who are helping people in their investigation.”

Dr Krawiec was a graduate from the Medical University of Warsaw, according to information on her clinic’s website.

She moved to London in 2016 and worked in Clapham, it added.

The driver of the lorry involved in the collision stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with their enquiries, the Met said.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, the force added.

DS Nush Puvitharan said: “We continue to appeal for any witnesses to come forward to police.

“Were you driving through the area between 08:50hrs and 09:00hrs?

“Did you witness the incident or might you have captured dash cam footage?

“A woman has sadly died and it is vital we speak to you. No piece of information is insignificant.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or the witness line on 0208 246 9820 quoting CAD 1726/04Aug.

The collision happened at the junction of Theobalds Road and Southampton Row.