Family of Polish crash victim launch fundraising appeal to repatriate body
MORE than £1,000 had been raised by last night for the repatriation of a Polish man who died in a crash in Co Derry on Saturday.
Krystian Cadler (19), a father-of-one, was killed at Agivey Road near Aghadowey as he made his way home to Kilrea following the North West 200 race.
His motorbike is understood to have collided with a van.
A fundraising appeal, launched on the Crowdfunding website, has set a target of raising £2,000 to return Mr Cadler's body to Swiecie in Poland for burial.
His partner Monika Bielska, with whom he had a one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Olivia, and Mr Cadler's brother Grzegorz, who witnessed the crash from a motorbike further back, have erected a cross in his memory and laid flowers at the scene of the accident.
Ms Bielska wrote in Polish on Facebook: "You were, are, and you will always be in my heart! I can't describe in words what I feel, how I miss you. I love you with all my heart, nothing, nobody ever will (fill) that void. If you could come back to us."
Mr Cadler's friend, Lukasz Warchol, remains in a stable condition in the Royal Victoria Hospital after also being involved in the accident.
Inspector Ian Armour has appealed to anyone who was travelling on the Agivey Road at approximately 5pm and may have witnessed the incident to contact the PSNI on 101.
Donations can be made at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/gregor-cadler