Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Friends Set Up Just Giving Page On Behalf Of Ruşit Ataoğlu, The Driver Tragically Killed On A13.

This is for a man who sadly lost his life in a tragic road accident at 1.45am on new years eve. 

A 73 year old woman was driving on the wrong side of the A13 and collided with a 43 year old Ruşit Ataoğlu, driving a black taxi. 

Although the man was not a black cab driver, he has been in the industry for many years as a former proprietor and mechanic, working with cab drivers in many garages. 

The tragic death has devastated the family. His wife and two young children are distraught. 

The kind messages and condolences have been heart warming. 

Many people and cab drivers have suggested raising money for the family at this sad time therefore we thought it would be a good idea to create this crowdfunding page. 

A just giving page has been set up by his friends for donations that will go directly to his wife and two children. 


Thank you all in advance.

Cabbies unite to share condolences:

Several taxi drivers took to social media to share their condolences for the male fatality, believed to be a London black cab driver.

Many of those who did tweet responding to the sad news were cab drivers themselves.

User @LDNCabbie said: "RIP thoughts are with the families involved," whilst @Robsblackcab wrote: "Terrible. Could have been any of us. My way home every day."

One tweet, from @AndyCabby10, said: "Shocking. So sad. Came home on that stretch of road a couple of hours earlier as, I'd imagine, many other Cabbies did....tragic."

"Dear God just seen the aftermath of horrific crash with London Taxi involved on the A13 eastbound just after Dagenham turn off. Feel sick pray all ok," said one witness.

Read more about the incident here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Said Ataoğlu was working as a mechanic at the time of the incident.