The wife of the taxi driver who was involved in the terrorist attack in front of the Liverpool women’s hospital yesterday described the escape of her husband from a serious injury as a “complete miracle”.
Rachel Perry said her husband David was “lucky enough to be alive” after the cab he was driving and carrying a passenger exploded as it pulled up outside the hospital.
Mr Perry has since been dispatched from the hospital after receiving hospital treatment for his injuries. In the same post, Ms. Perry thanked all the staff, doctors, and nurses who looked after her husband – whom she described as still “extremely sore.”
It also appeared to confirm that reports of Mr Perry locking the passenger in the car were untrue.
“I just want to thank each of you who left a message asking how David is doing. He’s fine, but he’s extremely sore and just trying to process what happened, ”she wrote.
“There are a lot of rumors going around that he’s a hero and locks the passenger in the car.”
“The truth is, he is without a doubt lucky enough to be alive. The explosion happened while he was sitting in the car and the way he managed to escape is a miracle. He certainly had some Guardian Angels to watch over him.
“I want to thank the great staff, doctors and nurses at the hospital, they were all great and also the cops and detectives who took care of us. We are so grateful. “
It comes after Boris Johnson extolled Mr. Perry’s “incredible bravery”.
“It looks like the taxi driver in question acted with incredible presence of mind and bravery,” said the Prime Minister.
Three men aged 29, 26 and 21 were arrested under the Terrorism Act. They were arrested in the nearby borough of Kensington while residents were evacuated until the wee hours of the morning when armed police were seen on Rutland Avenue in the Sefton Park area.
A fourth suspect was arrested in connection with the bombing on Monday morning.
The explosion was declared a terrorist incident on Monday, but police say the motive remains unclear.
Northwest Counterterrorism Police Deputy Chief Constable Russ Jackson said the man who died in the explosion took a homemade bomb in a taxi and asked to be taken to Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
He was picked up in the Rutland Avenue neighborhood and taken to the hospital just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.