Pediatrician Dies After Flying Out of Moving Airstream During Family Trip

Watertown, New York – A Long Island pediatrician lost her life in a tragic accident over the weekend when she fell out of a moving Airstream trailer on an upstate highway. Dr. Monika Woroniecka, a 58-year-old specialist in children’s allergy and immunology, was on a family road trip when the incident occurred, according to state police and family members.

The fatal accident took place on State Route 12E in Watertown. Witnesses reported that Woroniecka fell through the passenger-side door of the silver 2024 Airstream trailer while still holding onto the door handle, which had been blown open by the wind. She landed on the shoulder of the highway, sustaining a fatal head injury.

Woroniecka’s husband, 59-year-old Robert, was driving the gray 2019 Ram pickup truck that was towing the trailer at the time. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the accident.

After being rushed to Samaritan Medical Center, Woroniecka was pronounced dead. She had been a valued member of the medical community, working at Stony Brook Medicine for many years. Specializing in children’s allergies, she was known for her dedication to supporting Polish-speaking families facing chronic allergy-related conditions.

Colleagues and friends remember Dr. Monika Woroniecka as a compassionate and devoted physician. The investigation into this heartbreaking accident is currently ongoing