The family of a 22-year-old cyclist who was killed after being hit by an oil tanker has hailed “a truly special individual”.
Anna Garratt-Quinton, from Bedford, Bedfordshire, an employee at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge was killed outside the building as she was cycling around noon.
Flowers and tributes were left outside the hospital, with many of them from her colleagues, Cambridgeshire Live reported.
Today, Anna’s family published the following statement: “Our dear Anna, taken too soon from us, a waste of a truly special individual.
“The kindest soul, gentle and caring to the core. Her giggles, smiles and sarcastic wit would light up a room.
“She was dedicated and hardworking, would never take a day off, but if she did, you could be sure to find her in her pink spotted robes.
“Effortlessly, her patients were lucky to have her. She is and will always be the best daughter, partner, aunt, sister, granddaughter, niece and more.
“The list could go on because she was truly loved by everyone. Everyone who came to meet our Anna Spanner is truly blessed. ”
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Yesterday, a statement from Cambridge University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust read: “We have confirmed to our staff that a colleague unfortunately died after a traffic accident outside the hospital (Addenbrooke) this morning (Thursday).
“Our deepest sympathy is with her family, friends and colleagues.”
An investigation into the collision continues and the driver of the truck, a 27-year-old man from Hertford, Hertfordshire, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless or reckless driving, has been released during investigation.
Police are now appealing to anyone or so the collision, or who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.