31-year-old Romanian woman who was thrown off the Westminster Bridge became the during the terror attack in London
Andrea Cristea, 31, a Romanian national architect visited London to attend her partner Andrei Burnaz’s birthday. She fell into River Thames from the Westminster Bridge during the terror attack on Britain’s House of Parliament more than two weeks ago.
Cristea was taken to St. Bartolomew Hospital where she was treated for critical injuries from the fall. She received extensive treatment in the hospital since the attack. Burnaz, her partner, suffered a broken foot and was later discharged after the surgery.
Yesterday, Cristea’s life support machine was withdrawn this Thursday afternoon. St. Bartolomew Hospital was greatly saddened by her death. She fought for her life for over two weeks in the hospital.
Burnaz, who was in a wheelchair, paid emotional tribute for Cristea. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and partner, he said. Cristea will be remembered as their shining ray of light that will forever shine in their heart, Burnaz added.
Footage taken at the time of the attack showed Cristea falling into the river lying face down in the Thames before she was rescued and rushed to the hospital. She had an emergency surgery for a blood clot in the brain.
Cristea’s death brings a total of 5 death tolls from the attack of the Muslim convert Khalid Masood who was shot dead by the police after the attack. Other victims are Police Officer Keith Palmer, American tourist Kurt Cochran, Aysha Frade and Leslie Rhodes. Dozens of people were wounded during that attack.
Mansoon drove a rented SUV into the pedestrians on the bridge then stabbed an unarmed police office outside the Parliament. Police believe that Masood had convictions for violence who acted alone and was motivated by Islamic extremists.