Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum

University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge
University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge
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The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive.

University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge on Wednesday March 22.

University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge

University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge

The 19-year-old suffered fractures to his leg and left arm, as well as a cracked rib, two broken fingers and deep lacerations to his foot as he walked along the pavement.

Mum Angela Frain, 45, made contact with Travis shortly after the terrorist attack, with her son telling her that he had no time to react to the vehicle hurtling in his direction.

She said: "Travis said that all he could remember was walking along the bridge and the next thing he knew he was hit.

"He's a bit up and down and very shaken up by what's happened. He's due to go into surgery tonight and will be there for a few days.

"But I know he's extremely lucky and it could've been a lot worse.

"He's on a lot of drugs at the moment and so doesn't want to speak about what happened just now."

Travis, from Darwen, Lancs, is expected to remain in hospital for treatment for the next few days, with mum Angela due to head down to see him this afternoon.

The first year History and Politics student from Edge Hill University, Lancs, had travelled down to London for a day trip as part of his course when the attacker struck.

After a visit to the Houses of Parliament, the students were given a free hour to look around the area, with Travis and several of his coursemates heading across Westminster Bridge.

Angela said: "He'd literally just left Parliament when the car mounted the curb and hit him.

"All he can remember is the car hitting him.

"Thankfully, I don't think anyone else he was with was seriously injured."

The school teacher also confirmed that her son is currently working with police CID and anti-terror units to establish what happened.

As many as 40 people were left injured when the unnamed driver of the Hyundai ix40 mounted the curb and drove into pedestrians, with police confirming that four people had died, including policeman Keith Palmer, who was stabbed in the aftermath.