A survivor of the Westminster terror attack is launching a compensation claim over the injuries he suffered at the hands of Khalid Masood.
Portuguese Francisco Lopes, 26, says he was left with limited use of his left hand after being thrown over the bonnet of the killer’s Hyundai vehicle.
He also suffered cuts to his legs and as well as the physical effects he also claims he has mental scars, including panic attacks and agoraphobia, and has been off work since.
Masood’s vehicle was hired from rental firm Enterprise and Lopes is seeking to make a claim against the company’s insurer, Zurich, for the cost of counselling and rehabilitation treatment.
Lopes, who works in a shop at nearby St Thomas’ Hospital, said: “I try to be like I was, which was scared of nothing, but what happened changed me.
“I get scared when I think about what happened and I’m terrified that I could easily have died.