‘Caring’ woman, 22, hit and killed by oil tanker while cycling outside her work

The family of a 22-year-old cyclist who was killed after being hit by an oil tanker have paid tribute to “a truly special individual”. Anna Garratt-Quinton, from Bedford, Bedfordshire, a staff member at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge was killed outside the building as she cycled at around 8am. Flowers and tributes were left outside the hospital, with many of them from her colleagues, Cambridgeshire Live reported.

Today, Anna’s family released the following statement: “Our dear Anna, taken from us too soon, a waste of a truly special individual. “The kindest soul, gentle and caring to the core. Her giggles, smile and sarcastic wit would light up a room.

The petrol tanker which was involved in the fatal accident (Bav Media)

“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 spotty dressing gown.

“Effortlessly bright, her patients were lucky to have her. She is and always will be the best daughter, partner, auntie, sister, granddaughter, niece and so much more. “The list could go on because she was truly beloved by all.

Anyone who got to meet our Anna Spanner is truly blessed.” Get all the latest news sent to your inbox. Sign up for the free Mirror newsletter Yesterday, a statement from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust read: “We have confirmed to our staff that a colleague has sadly died following a road traffic collision outside the hospital (Addenbrooke’s) this morning (Thursday).

“Our deepest sympathies are with her family, friends and colleagues.”

An investigation into the collision continues and the driver of the lorry, a 27-year-old man from Hertford, Hertfordshire, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving, has been released under investigation.

Police are now appealing for anyone or saw the collision or who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.