Sister pays tribute to 'incredible' doctor, 30, killed by driver

The sister of a junior doctor who died after being struck by a car on a zebra crossing has today urged drivers to clear frost from their car windscreens.

Jasjot Singhota, 30, suffered fatal internal bleeding and head injuries when she was thrown into the air by the collision near her home in Tulse Hill, South East London.

The driver, Alexander Fitzgerald, 27, did not see her before the crash on January 2017 because his view was blocked by frosty glass - and he was later jailed for ten months.

Neha Santasalo (left) paid tribute to her 'incredible' anaesthetist sister Jasjot Singhota (right)

Neha Santasalo (left) paid tribute to her 'incredible' anaesthetist sister Jasjot Singhota (right)

Dr Singhota (pictured) was airlifted to hospital after the collision, and doctors fought for eight hours to save her

Dr Singhota died with her family at her bedside at a London hospital

Dr Singhota (pictured) was airlifted to hospital after the collision, and doctors fought for eight hours to save her - but she died with her family at her bedside at a London hospital

Today, her sister Neha Santasalo paid tribute to the 'incredible' anaesthetist who 'dedicated her life to helping people' and worked at St Thomas' Hospital in London. 

She spoke out as she helped the Metropolitan Police launch a new initiative urging best practice from road users before they set off, called #ReadyForTheRoad.  

Dr Singhota was airlifted away from the scene in 2017, and doctors fought for eight hours to save her - but she died with her family at her bedside at a London hospital.

The victim, who grew up in Bedford and studied medicine at Edinburgh, wanted to donate her organs, and her liver and pancreas have helped to save patients' lives. 

She was due to graduate from the Royal College of Anaesthetists in March and had recently completed a course to work with London's air ambulance.

Dr Singhota, who grew up in Bedford and studied medicine at Edinburgh, wanted to donate her organs, and her liver and pancreas have helped to save patients' lives

Dr Singhota, who grew up in Bedford and studied medicine at Edinburgh, wanted to donate her organs, and her liver and pancreas have helped to save patients' lives

Today, Ms Santasalo said: 'I think about my sister every day, she was an incredible person. As a fully trained doctor she dedicated her life to helping people.

Alexander Fitzgerald, 27, was jailed for ten months for causing death by careless driving

Alexander Fitzgerald, 27, was jailed for ten months for causing death by careless driving

'She had big plans to work around the world on various projects to help those in need where she could. 

'All that was taken from her and us when a driver set off without clearing the frost from his windscreen. She studied so hard and for so long to become a doctor and was at the time working for Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust.

'It breaks my heart to know that there will be so many things that we will now never have the opportunity to do together; from the small things we take for granted such as meeting and catching up over a cup of tea, to the bigger life events including not being able to see her get married, travel the world or for our children to play together.

'It was her selfless nature demonstrated through organ donation that led her to save the lives of five other people and for that I am immensely proud of her.'

Police said 2,089 drivers were stopped at

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