Berlin attack: Crowdfunding appeal for murdered Polish driver passes £110,000

Almost 7000 people donate after British trucker sets up page

Friday 23 December 2016 16:24
Lukasz Urban was found dead in the passenger seat of his lorry
Lukasz Urban was found dead in the passenger seat of his lorry

A crowdfunding appeal set up to help the family of the Polish driver who died in the Berlin terror attack has now passed £110,000.

The fund was started by British trucker Dave Duncan from Otley, West Yorkshire and almost 7000 people have donated already.

Lukasz Urban was found dead in the passenger seat when his lorry was hijacked and driven through Breitscheidplatz market. Twelve people died and 48 others were injured in the attack.

Mr Urban, a 37-year-old Polish national wrestled the driver for control of the steering wheel despite being stabbed, according to investigators.

The trucker was reportedly on his way home to his wife, Zuzanna, and their 17-year-old-son when the incident took place.

“Although I did not know Lukasz, the story of his untimely departure shocked and disgusted me, and I cannot comprehend how his family feel at this awful time,” Mr Duncan wrote on the gofundme page.

“So, as a fellow trucker, I decided to reach out to the trucking community and beyond to help in some small way.”

It is not yet clear if Mr Urban's family is aware of the fundraising campaign.

The suspected Berlin attacker, Anis Amri, has been killed in a shootout with police in the Italian city of Milan after more than three days on the run.

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