TRIBUTES have been paid to a Nettleton doctor who died after the car he was driving was in collision with a van.
Dr Mohammed Azzabi was travelling to Humberside Airport with his wife and four children just before 7am last Wednesday, December 14, when the incident occurred on the Audleby Top road.
He died from his injuries at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, where he worked as an orthopaedic specialist.
“This is a tragic loss for the Trust and the orthopaedic team and has obviously caused a great deal of distress amongst all those who knew him,” said the hospital’s chief executive Karen Jackson.
“He was a valued member of the team and our thoughts are with his family and his colleagues at this distressing time.”
Mr Azzabi, aged 43, trained in medicine in his native Libya and came to the UK in 1999.
He worked in Horton, Hereford, Scarborough and Warrington, before joining the Grimsby Hospital’s trust in March 2010.
A tribute book has been set up at the hospital and arrangements are being made for a ceremony to pay respects to Mr Azzabi.
Mrs Azzabi, 39, was flown by air ambulance to Hull Royal Infirmary, where she remains in a serious condition.
The couple’s four daughters – 10-year-old twins, an eight-year-old and a six-year-old – were not seriously injured, although some broken bones were sustained.
The male driver of the silver Mercedes Vito van involved in the collision is believed to have been slightly injured.
Anyone who saw the collision or was driving along Audleby Top at about 7am on the day is asked to call the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.