Andreea Cristea, a 31-year-old Romanian tourist who fell in the River Thames during the attack on the House of Parliament on 22 March, has died in the hospital where she was treated. Her death marks the 5th victim of the London attack.
Cristea was knocked into the river by the SUV driven by Khalid Masood and was lying face-down in the cold water until being rescued and sent to the ER for treatment. Footage taken at the time of the attack showed her falling down from Westminster Bridge. Her boyfriend was also wounded and his leg was broken.
As a result of the fall, Cristea suffered from a blood clot on the brain and despite the efforts of the medical staff in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where she was admitted, she was taken off life support on Thursday afternoon, April 6. Her family announced that they are going to donate all the money raised for her treatment to charity.
Andreea Cristea is the fifth victim of the attack, which also took the lives of Kurt Cochran, 54, American; Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44 from Britain; and 48-year-old police officer Keith Palmer. The attacker was also shot by the police.
Police believes 52-year-old Masood acted alone and was inspired by Islamist extremism for his attack.