The BBC is reporting on Lukasz Urban, the Polish truck driver who was in the cab during Monday’s terror attack in Berlin. According to German sources, Urban suffered knife wounds as he fought off the as of yet identified terrorist:
Polish citizen Lukasz Urban was found dead on the passenger seat with gunshot and stab wounds.
Investigators quoted by German media say there is evidence that, despite being stabbed, Mr Urban wrestled him for the steering wheel.
One official quoted by Bild newspaper said it appeared from the post-mortem examination that the driver had survived up to the attack and was shot dead when the truck came to a halt. No gun has been recovered.
Ariel Zurawski, the owner of the Polish transport company, said he had been asked to identify Mr Urban from photographs.
“His face was swollen and bloodied,” he told broadcaster TVN. “It was really clear that he was fighting for his life.”
Company manager Lukasz Wasik described Mr Urban as a “good, quiet and honest person” and said he believed he would have defended the lorry “to the end”.
The word they’re looking for to describe him is “hero.”