The Daily Telegraph
Boyfriend planned to propose
THE boyfriend of the woman who was thrown into the Thames from Westminster Bridge was planning to propose to her that day.
Andreea Cristea, 29, fell from the bridge as the attacker ploughed a car through pedestrians.
She had been with her partner Andrei Burnaz on a holiday in London. They were believed to be celebrating his birthday.
Speaking to the BBC, Romanian ambassador Dan Mihalache explained that he thought the car mounted the pave- ment and hit Mr Burnaz first, before pushing Ms Cristea into the Thames.
He added: “They were coming to London to celebrate their birthday. He intended to ask her for marriage on the same day and this was unfortunately their destiny.
“It is quite a miracle that she could survive this very complicated experience because she was practically thrown into the Thames.”
The ambassador said Miss Cristea was “stable, but in a good direction” after being operated on for a blood clot on her brain.
Mr Burnaz suffered a broken foot.