Westminster Bridge survivor, Francisco, tells his story
Francisco Lopes sustained serious injuries when a terrorist driving a car ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in 2017. Watch his story here.
06 September 2021
On 22 March 2017, six people were tragically killed and more than 50 injured in the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack. Francisco Lopes, was one of those who suffered severe injuries. He was thrown off the bonnet of perpetrator Khalid Masood’s car as it ploughed into pedestrians on the central London bridge.
After landing on the ground, Francisco asked people around him what had happened. It was only then he realised it was an intentional attack – something he never imagined could happen to him.
The trauma he experienced as a result affected his daily life. He realised he could have been killed, and feared he would be attacked again at any given moment. He had trouble leaving his house and had to undergo surgery for his hand. In the hope of expediting his recovery, his uncle recommended contacting our team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers who helped him obtain the compensation and treatment to aid his recovery.
“Without the help of Slater and Gordon… I would have been going through a tough time…There are people out there that can help you. You don’t have to stand still. You don’t have to wait for things to come to you,” he said.
Though his road to recovery will be a long one, he looks to the future with optimism, hopeful that soon he will be able to look back and things will be very different.
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