Rugby man recounts 'harrowing' Westminster attack after 4x4 missed him by a metre - The Rugby Observer

Rugby man recounts 'harrowing' Westminster attack after 4x4 missed him by a metre

Rugby Editorial 23rd Mar, 2017 Updated: 23rd Mar, 2017   0

‘HARROWING’ is how a Rugby man described scenes at Westminster yesterday (Wednesday March 22) after the car driven by the terrorist attacker missed him by just one metre.

Rob Lyon, 34, was walking along Westminster Bridge when he saw the 4×4 vehicle speeding towards him.

He told The Guardian: “I heard a wheel hit a kerb, quite a loud crunch noise. I looked up and saw a car clearly hitting people as it came towards me.”

He instinctively jumped off the pavement, and thinks he was about a metre from being struck himself.




He said he saw about five people lying on the ground around him.

“It was harrowing,” he said. “I just sort of went into shock mode. I didn’t necessarily run and help people, I just looked around me. I couldn’t really work out what had happened.”


But Mr Lyon, who was was in London to raise awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning, told ITV News he was determined not to be bowed by the terrorists.

He said: “My first thought was to get straight home and see my wife and my children, but I’m going to stay here and I’m going to raise awareness for carbon monoxide, that’s what I came here to do and I’m not going to let them stop me.”

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