Cinzia Ceravolo, an Italian national working as cabin crew for Ryanair, had just returned to her home in the UK after a two-day duty when she was struck by a Ford Focus while walking home near Liverpool John Lennon Airport last Monday.
The 36-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where she was treated for severe head injuries but passed away on Friday.
According to the BBC, a 30-year-old man who had been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and drug-driving has been released under investigation.
Former colleagues took to social media to pay tribute to the fallen crew member. Unite the Union for Ryanair Cabin Crew made a statement via Facebook saying: “Cinzia was not only an exceptional rep and cabin crew, but the kindest soul, a beautiful human being and a devoted Doctor Who fan. It is hard to write a long eulogy, and she wouldn’t want that either. All we can say is that she was fantastic! She is fantastic!”
Friends have set up a fundraiser to assist Ceravolo’s family with the costs they will encounter as a result of this tragedy. All those wishing to demonstrate the spirit of #UnitedByWings are encouraged to donate here.