THE wife of a taxi driver who escaped a bomb blast outside a hospital says it is a "miracle" he's alive.
David Perry was seen staggering from the cab after it exploded just before 11am yesterday at the entrance of Liverpool Women's Hospital.
What did David Perry's wife Rachel say after Liverpool explosion?
In a Facebook post, Rachel Perry said: “I would just like to thank each and every one of you who have messaged asking how David is.
"He is doing OK but is extremely sore and just trying to process what happened.”
She said there are "a lot of rumours flying round" but is "without doubt, lucky to be alive".
Rachel also told how it was an "utter miracle" he managed to escape the car before it was engulfed in flames.
What has Boris Johnson said on David Perry?
Boris Johnson today praised the cabbie, saying he acted with “incredible presence of mind and bravery”.
He said: “the British people will never be cowed by terrorism”, adding: “We will never give in to those who seek to divide us with senseless acts of violence.”
The PM chaired an emergency Cobra meeting following the blast as Britain's terror threat was raised to "severe".
Cops believe they know the identity of the bomber – who died in the blast – but no details have so far been released.
Dramatic footage showed the taxi explode in a cloud of smoke and debris seconds after arriving at the hospital.
Driver David can be seen leaping from the taxi in a daze and rushing away from the thick smoke.
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Merseyside Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said there is no "specific threat" to the area but patrols will be ramped up.
She also urged people to "remain calm" but "vigilant and alert".
How can I donate to David Perry?
Funds were set up in honour of Perry after the incident.
Friends at Blueline taxis and the Merseyside and West Lancashire Drivers created a fund on Facebook, which has already raised £27,000 of its £100,000 target.
You can donate to that here.
This particular fund was set up by Jenny Phillips, who said: "David doesn’t work for me, but he is still part of a very big taxi family and we will always salute you every year on Remembrance Day.
"David is home resting with his family now. The fund is simply to help a family and a good guy who didn’t deserve this. He has a lot of recovery to do but deserves a medal for his actions."
On Go Fund Me, ‘the lads out The Saddle, Kirkdale’ created a fund that has already surpassed its intended target of £20,000 and currently has over £33,000.
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