A303 crash victim's family open fundraising page

A303 crash victim's family open fundraising page

Published by Mike Draper at 5:49am 23rd July 2019.

3 minute read

Air Ambulance and hospital's Neurological Unit are both chosen to benefit in wake of the tragic death of Andy Szaruta.

The Army Sergeant Major died after a hit and run incident on 21 June 2019.

Andy Szaruta suffered a massive head injury as a result of being hit by a car on the eastbound carriageway of the A303 near Solstice Park.


Now, despite their pain and unimaginable loss, his family are honouring Andy's character and qualities with a special fundraising page.

Two important causes have been chosen to receive donations:

Andy Szaruta is seen smiling as he leans with one arm on the back of a racing car on a race track. The Air Ambulance and Southampton hospital's Neurological Unit will benefit in the wake of Andy Szaruta's tragic death.
The Air Ambulance and Southampton hospital's Neurological Unit will benefit in the wake of Andy Szaruta's tragic death


Andy's son Christian explains more:

"Because of his giving and helpful nature, as part of the funeral, rather than receive flowers we would like to make donations to the Air Ambulance service and the Neurological Unit at Southampton Hospital.

"The care that my dad received in spite of the fact that we knew nothing could be done to save him was nothing short of outstanding. The nurses at the hospital really did go above and beyond not just for my dad but also in ensuring we as a family were looked after during a very difficult and upsetting time."


Christian also told us how other people's lives are still being touched thanks to his Dad's generosity:

"My Dad was someone who would always go out of his way to help others where he could. Something he took all the way to the end as in spite of his death we took great comfort in hearing that three people's lives were changed following organ donations from him."

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the people that have been in touch and sent messages some, I know very well and others I have never met. The support has been amazing."


Tarkan Agca, who's 23, from Crusader Way in Watford, has been charged with the murder of Mr Szaruta. He remains in custody and is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court on Friday 26 July 2019.

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