A 31-year-old Romanian woman who was knocked into the River Thames during the recent terror attacks on Westminster Bridge in London has died in hospital.
Andreea Christea was walking along the popular tourist bridge with her boyfriend on March 22 when attacker Khalid Masood plowed his car into a group of pedestrians. The impact left Burnaz with a fractured foot and threw his long-term girlfriend into the Thames below.
She was pulled out of the river alive, taken to hospital in an unconscious state and subsequently diagnosed with a blood clot in the brain. She died on Thursday afternoon after she was taken off life support.
In the days after the attack, it was revealed Burnaz was planning to propose to Christea on the day of the attack and that the couple were travelling for Burnaz’s birthday.
In a statement released by the London Metropolitan Police, the 31-year-old’s family described Cristea as a “shining ray of light that will forever keep on shining in our hearts.”