U.S. tourist recovering in hospital after London attack

by Wade Massey April 5, 2017, 1:16
U.S. tourist recovering in hospital after London attack

Melissa Cochran, from the U.S. state of Utah, suffered a broken leg when Khalid Masood launched his rampage on Westminster Bridge last week.

Cochran remains in hospital. Her husband, Kurt Cochran, was killed when a man in an SUV mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.

Another photo of her lying in bed making a cell phone call to friends in the United States was captioned, "Talking with loved ones at home is some of the best medicine". It was their last day of a trip to visit Melissa's parents who are serving as missionaries in the London LDS temple. The 52-year-old then crashed the auto into the gates of Parliament and fatally stabbed police officer Keith Palmer. She is so grateful for the outpouring of love and generosity.

In one image Melissa is standing with the help of her crutches with the caption: "Getting stronger every day".

"So many people have been so kind, and we are deeply touched by their goodness and generosity". They were shared on a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Melissa and her children. Kurt died from his injuries.

Days after last Wednesday's attack, her sister-in-law Shantell Payne announced the heartbreaking news of Kurt's death. "He was an unbelievable individual who loved everyone and tried to make the world a better place".

Masood, 52, was shot dead by an armed police officer after gaining access to the Palace of Westminster grounds during his attack in the heart of political London.

Inquests were opened into the death of Mr Cochran and three other victims of the Westminster attack on Thursday.

Kurt was reportedly knocked off Westminster Bridge and onto a concrete underpass below.

Kent-born Masood, who lived in Birmingham, earlier mounted the kerb twice in a Hyundai vehicle as he sped across Westminster Bridge.


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