The iPhone of a mother who lost a finger in the Manchester terror attack appears to have saved her life after a flying nut was deflected away from her brain and through her nose and cheek.
Lisa Bridgett was using her iPhone at the time when Salman Abedi detonated his suicide bomb.
Her husband Steve was obviously overjoyed that she survived but said that his wife is “lucky to be alive” and the smashed phone shows just how lucky she was as it slowed the nut down and avoided a fatal injury.
Lisa suffered multiple injuries including a fractured ankle and a large wound on her thigh on top of the injuries to her face.
Steve said: “The fact that she was on the phone at the time probably saved her life.
“The nut has hit her phone which has more than likely not only diverted it, but also slowed it down considerably.
“This may seem a bit graphic but at the end of the day it’s a reality.
“She will make a full recovery although I don’t think the finger will grow back!
“All of us want to thank the police for their incredible work after the incident and all the staff at both the MRI and Wythenshawe for all the work they have done and are doing.
“And in particular, Peter the steward at the MEN for helping Lisa outside and getting her to safety.”
She is recovering in hospital in Manchester.
Via: The Guardian