A DOCTOR was killed when a driver with a frost-covered windscreen struck her down on a zebra crossing.
Jasjot Singhota, 30, was tragically mowed down by Alexander Fitzgerald in Tulse Hill, South London, as she made her way to work.
Dr Singhota died in hospital eight hours later while Fitzgerland was sentenced to 10 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.
Speaking today, her devastated sister Neha Santasalo said it broke her heart to think they will never see each other again.
She 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.
“I think about my sister every day, she was an incredible person.
“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.”
Fitzgerald was driving his dad’s car without insurance when he careered into Dr Singhota at 28mph.
The driver told police that he was driving at 17mph and that he had wiped the windows clean, Kingston Crown Court heard in January.
However, Judge Peter Lodder, QC, told Fitzgerald: “As she was perfectly properly crossing that road she was struck by the car you were driving and sustained such serious injuries that she was taken to hospital were her severe head injury was attempted to be operated on but sadly it was not saveable.
“You said you had cleared the frost from your window screens and you suggested it was clear and you suggested she ran out in front of you.”
It’s too late for my sister whose life was tragically cut short aged just 30. It breaks my heart.
Ms Santasalo described her sister’s death as “entirely unnecessary” and is working with Met Police to raise awareness of the #ReadyForTheRoad initiative.
She said: “It’s too late for my sister whose life was tragically cut short aged just 30.
“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.
“My sister’s death was entirely unnecessary and if I can help save one life or prevent serious injuries on the road through this message, then I will be proud to have that as part of her legacy and life-long commitment to helping people, and to prevent another family from having to go through what ours did.”
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