Hero Liverpool terror attack taxi driver tells pals of moment bomb blew up cab

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Hero taxi driver Dave Perry has spoken about the moment an alleged suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Liverpool hospital in an alleged Poppy Day terror attack.

The taxi driver, believed to work for Delta Taxis, is said to have pulled up outside Liverpool Women's Hospital one minute before the UK honoured fallen heroes at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.

Mr Perry dodged death after he leapt from his cab after it exploded with the male passenger remaining trapped inside – reportedly holding the bomb.

It has been reported that the cabbie allegedly locked the door to stop the bomber from getting out and potentially harming hundreds of hospital goers on Sunday, November 14.

His pal Jenny Phillips, who has set up a fundraising appeal for him and his family, re-told David's experience of the moments leading up to the explosion.

She revealed on Facebook: "He picked up a customer and took them to their requested destination with no words spoken.

"What he didn’t know was at 10.59am that person was about to perform a terrorist attack like no other."

She went on to say that after Dave arrived to the hospital he "noticed something not right about him."

"David remembers a bang then going unconscious then managing to escape the car luckily by a strand of hair before it went into flames," she added.

"David saved so many lives today at the risk of his own life, including baby’s coming into this world, David saved his city."

Jenny has since told Liverpool Echo that the fundraiser has been "well-received" and at the time of publishing it had surpassed £11,000 in donations.

The taxi driver is believed to have been discharged from hospital and is now recovering at home, reports Sky News.

It has been reported that the male passenger died at the scene and three men aged 29, 26, and 21 have since been arrested under the Terrorism Act.

The male passenger's identity has yet to be confirmed.

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